Saturday, June 24, 2017

Lynching on the rise but solutions in sight, say experts

Dr Lenin Raghuvanshi, a Social Activist and founder of People’s Vigilance Committee on Human Rights says, “#Lynching is not based on facts; it is a matter of subjectivity. It is happening not only in India but everywhere in the world. But it is not justified at all. Wherever such extreme steps have been taken, even by the law in rape cases, there has been no reform.”

Talking about the reason, he says, “The main reason behind such practice is the lack of education. If education will be provided, people’s mindset will change; logic will prevail. People should be taught about religions – all religions. Besides, the knowledge of constitution should also be given. Any individual’s root lies in his #education. Apart from that, there should be strict law in place.”

Talking about the possible solution he says, “There should be a fair trial, speedy actions, and proper rule of law in place, along with a strong judicial system, fair investigative process and stress on the education system. Only then we can expect a change in next 10 to 15 years.”

He also said that lynching is happening because of collective mindsets of a similar kind of people. They (the mob) don’t want to give criminal the chance to be tried. “It is, however, not a new practice, and it is done against women since years, take the example of witch practice,” he adds.

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