Opposition to demand enactment of 'Manav Suraksha Kanoon' against mob lynching

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 17, 2017 20:00 hrs

[India], Jul 17 (ANI): The Opposition on July 19 will be getting together demanding enactment of Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA) law against the issue of mob lynching and atrocities being unleashed on Dalits and minorities in the country.

Congress MPs Shashi Tharoor, Digvijaya Singh, Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP M.B Rajesh, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha, Janata Dal (United) leader Pavan Verma along with representatives from Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have decided to unite over the issue of issue of mob lynching and enactment of MASUKA law.

The aim of the law is to curb and punish mob lynching, whether provoked in the name of the cow protection or any other reason.

The leaders will be insisting Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government to enact this law and start a discussion on the need for such legislation.

Meanwhile, the Congress Party has given a notice for tomorrow in the Rajya Sabha, requesting discussion on mob lynching incidents under the garb of cow protection.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, while addressing the floor of leaders of parties of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, urged all parties to extend their support to the government in fighting corruption and the issue of communal violence in the name of cow protection.

He added that the state governments must ensure the maintenance of law and order and strict action must be taken against those who break the law.

"Prime Minister Modi has asked the State Governments to take strict action against the anti-social elements creating violence in the name of cow vigilantism and punish them strictly," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said after the all-party meeting here. (ANI)



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