Lynchings: Ministry panel considers changes in law, a relief fund
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Lynchings: Ministry panel considers changes in law, a relief fund

The Indian Express |
August 20, 2018

The draft report will be submitted to a committee headed by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, that had been set up by the Home Ministry on July 23 to “deliberate” and “make recommendations” for separate penal provisions on incidents of mob violence.


AN informal group tasked to come out with a draft report on lynching and mob violence is learnt to have suggested amendments to the IPC and CrPC to strengthen police hands in taking action against those involved in mob violence, making the crime non-bailable, fast-tracking trial in such cases through special courts, and providing compensation to the victims from a central fund.

The draft report will be submitted to a committee headed by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, that had been set up by the Home Ministry on July 23 to “deliberate” and “make recommendations” for separate penal provisions on incidents of mob violence.

The ministry set up the committee as per the directions of the Supreme Court. The committee is supposed to submit its recommendations to a Group of Ministers by August 21.

Credit by- The Indian Express

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