Rajasthan Assembly passes anti-mob lynching Bill; convicts face life imprisonment, Rs 5 lakh fine

By: |
Jaipur | August 5, 2019 5:48 PM

The Rajasthan legislative assembly on Monday passed a bill providing for life imprisonment and a fine up to Rs 5 lakh to convicts in cases of mob lynching involving the victim's death.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had announced to bring in the Bill while replying to the debate on state Budget on July 16.

The Rajasthan legislative assembly on Monday passed a bill providing for life imprisonment and a fine up to Rs 5 lakh to convicts in cases of mob lynching involving the victim’s death. ‘The Rajasthan Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019’ was passed by the Vidhan Sabha by a voice vote amid vociferous protest by the opposition BJP, which wanted the Bill to be referred to a select committee.

The Bill was introduced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal in the state assembly last week. Responding to the debate on the bill, Dhariwal Monday told the House that though there are provisions in the Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code to deal with the cases of mob lynching incidents, they are not adequate. Accordingly, the government has brought in the Bill to provide for strict punishment to curb such incidents, he said.

“It is proposed to nip the evil in the bud and to prevent spreading of hatred or incitement to mob lynching by creating special offences against such offences,” the statement of object and reason of the bill said. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had announced to bring in the Bill while replying to the debate on state Budget on July 16.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1Farmer protests: Delhi Police permits ‘Kisan Gantantra Parade’ on January 26, say farmer leaders
2Amit Shah launches Ayushman Bharat health scheme for Central Armed Police Forces
3Feel insulted, says Mamata Banerjee after ‘Jai Shree Ram’ slogans raised at Victoria Memorial event