Mob Lynching as a New Offence Emerging in India: A Study with a Special Reference to Assam

Nargis Choudhury
2021 Zenodo  
In the 21st century, India has become a country where various heinous offences and incidents are increasing rapidly, without any fear of punishment. During the past few years, the cases of Mob lynching have been increased. In the name of religion, kidnapping, child-lifters, witch hunting for the past few years, the nation has been witnessing an increase in offences like lynching incidents related to mob violence which is unusual. Lynching, a form of violence can be defined as informal mass
more » ... informal mass executions in which a mob under administering justice without any trial, execute a presumed offender and punish them. In recent years, there have been many such incidents in India, especially in Assam, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, etc. Cases have increased to an alarming extent where many people have lost their lives. Under the Indian Law, there is no legal specific provision for lynching. It is the need of the hour to have a special law or separate category of offence under the Indian Legal system to curb the incidents of lynching and mob violence.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4876467 fatcat:x7akzf4dpzbovnsr2lmnsjoo5y