Mob Lynching in India: Legal Protection is Need of Hour

  • Astha Trivedi
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  • Astha Trivedi

    Student at School of Law, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India.

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This research paper states a complete analysis of mob lynching and laws against mob lynching in India. In developing India, mob lynching is familiar. It’s unusual behaviour to gather a crowd and make it into a mob lynching. Antisocial behaviour is another facet of mob lynching. The term "mob lynching" refers to the murdering of someone by a crowd for an alleged crime without concern for jurisprudence or due process of law. A Lynching is more than just a murder. While a murder may take place in secret, lynching is a public spectacle that requires a spectator. Caste, religion, and political parties are all major elements in mob lynching. Although mob lynching is not specified in criminal law, it is permissible to punish two or more people for the same offences committed during the same transaction under the Criminal procedure code. Though this provision is insufficient for punishing offenders. So, there is an exigency of laws for prevention of the felony. This paper will throw light on some contemporary cases of mob lynching in India are Palghar issue, Golden temple mob lynching, kherlanji case etc. This paper contains of both doctrinal and empirical data. The objective of this research paper is to implement a law to curb mob lynching in India. This paper will also lay sight on the laws which are implemented by states to curb mob lynching and the recent amendments made in the context of mob lynching.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 229 - 251


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