UP Mob Lynching Incidents: Law Commission Panel Recommends Punishment Up to Life Term & Other Measures to Curb Menace
UP Law Commission Panel (Photo credits: ANI)

Uttar Pradesh, July 12: Looking at the rise in mob-lynching incidents taking place in the city, the Uttar Pradesh Law Commission has suggested measures to help curb the menace. According to an ANI update, Chairman Justice (Retd.) AN Mittal has been quoted saying, "Mob lynching incidents are increasing in the country. The Commission did a study on it & submitted a report to CM suggesting as to how to stop such incidents from happening & not only punishing the culprits." Mob Lynching in Uttar Pradesh: Villagers Drag Youth From Police Jeep, Beat Him to Death in Shamli District; Video Goes Viral.

According to the data shared from 2012 to 2019, 50 incidents of mob violence have taken place in the state. Out of the 50 victims, 25 of these were cases of a major assault, including those by cow vigilante.

Mittal further said, "If the victim gets killed in the incident then life imprisonment along with a heavy fine is also recommended."

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The commission highlighted that the existing laws to combat lynchings were not sufficient and asserted that there should be a separate law to tackle them. The panel, therefore, spoke about a punishment ranging from seven years in jail to life imprisonment for the offence.

The panel then touched a very important issue, that there should be a law to provide compensation to the family of the victim for suffering loss to family and property. Provisions for the rehabilitation of the victims and their families should also be there.

The panel said the law should also provide for compensation to the family of the victim for grievous injury or loss of life and property. There should also be provisions for the rehabilitation of the victims and their families, it added.

(With additional inputs from PTI)