July 24, 2021
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UP law commission recommends life imprisonment for lynching

The Uttar Pradesh Law Commission, headed by Justice (retired) A N Mittal, has recommended the immediate implementation of a law to prevent the criminal act of lynching.

The commission has proposed the severe punishment of life imprisonment for the crime of lynching.

It has observed the lack of effectiveness of the present laws which deal with the brutal crime of lynching.

The commission has submitted a 128-page long report regarding the matter to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

As per a media report, the law commission, in the report, has clearly mentioned how a case of lynching must be handled and what action must be taken in the face of negligence by those supposed to take action against the crime of lynching.

According to the report, the commission, in the report, has also discussed about the matter of compensation for the victims of the crime of lynching.

As per an independent study report, around 50 lynching incidents have taken place in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh since the year 2012.

Notably, as many as eleven deaths have happened in the state in connection with the crime of lynching since the year 2012, according to the same study.

The study clearly indicates the seriousness of the situation. The state government, if it is serious about the reduction of incidence of lynching in the state, must implement the recommendation of the commission as early as possible.

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