Mob Lynching

  • Sree Harshini Konduri
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  • Sree Harshini Konduri

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The research paper’s main focus is on one of the burning issues which are lately faced by India. It is ‘Mob lynching’. An angry group of people called mobs (generally major community people), killing or harassing a person or group of people (generally minor community people) physically in a broad daylight to send a message to the society is called Lynching. In general, if a major community feels like a mistake is committed by a minor community though it is not counted as an illegal act or crime in the eyes of law then, these people take the laws into their hands and punish them. This process is called ‘Vigilantism’. It is considered to be wrong as it shows disrespect towards the constitution and dilation of law. Basic concepts of Indian Constitution like secularity, equality and fraternity are infringed. Secularism in the country is questioned due to this kind of acts, because it is clearly visible that a person is discriminated on the basis of their religion and treated unfairly. The dominance of major communities clearly shows discrimantion and inequality towards minorities. According to Indian Constitution Fraternity means brotherhood, national integratination and leaves no room for regionalism, communalism, casteism or racism but mob lynching disobeys all the terms discussed. Terror is created in the heads of victims which makes them remain silent for all the injustice they face. This leads to violation of fundamental rights ‘Right to Equality and Right to Freedom’ are the major rights which are violated. Even after many protests, revolutions and riots it is still prevailing. Many campaigns took place to spread awareness among people and show how it is bad thing to do and the negative outcomes of Mob Lynching it is still prevailing in the society. Measures are taken by the government and new laws related to this are implemented to control and maintain sustainability


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 413 - 419


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