Centre will bring bill proposing death for lynching: MoS Ahir

Maharashtra, Jul 30: The Central Government will soon bring a bill proposing death penalty for the crime of lynching, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said here today. The proposed bill will be on the lines of a legislation seeking capital punishment to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years, he said. “Lynching is a barbaric crime and no civilised society can accept it. The Union Government will soon bring a bill proposing death penalty for lynching. “The proposed bill will be on the lines of a legislation seeking death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years,” the Minister told a delegation of the Nathjogi community who called on him here. The Minister’s remarks came against the backdrop of a spate of incidents of mob violence over cow smuggling and child lifting being reported from various parts of the country. (Agencies)