Shailesh Poddar
Articles by Shailesh Poddar

The inadequacies in law that let ‘mob justice’ persist

Jharkhand has one of the worst records of mob lynching, which prompted the government to pass an anti-mob lynching law. But the law alone cannot prevent such incidents unless social conditions are also addressed.

The Jharkhand law provides no provision for punishing officers who fail to prevent lynching (like in Simdega, where police officers were present, but chose not to act).(Reuters)
Published on Jul 01, 2022 07:51 PM IST
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