Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Assembly on Thursday unanimously condemned mob lynching incidents happening across the country and demanded an immediate end to such inhuman killings.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan moved a resolution to this effect in the House. The resolution demanded an immediate end to mob lynching incidents.
Mr Vijayan said minorities , dalits and adivasis were being targeted selectively with the intention of instilling fear in their minds. The accused involved in mob lynching cases were being felicitated by those in power and in most cases they were being let off without punishment.
The resolution described mob lynching as gruesome crime against humanity. Elite which dominates the society uses such methods of violence as a means to eliminate dissenting people for their interests. In a justice-based society, people have no right to take over the law.
There have been several incidents in the country recently in which mobs took law into their hand. In many cases the culprits were not even punished. This has now reached an alarming level.
If innocent people are allowed to be killed branding them as wrong doers, the democratic, justice and law and order system will collapse totally. We will enter a period of darkness that is bereft of human rights and civil rights. In last one month there have been many instances which pointed out that the lives of vulnerable sections, especially the minorities and dalits were not safe. Instead of taking everyone along, the tendency to repress people and move forward is increasing .
Recently, Jharkhand witnessed the mob lynching of 22-year-old Tabrez Ansari who was accused of theft. His was the 18th mob lynching case in Jharkhand in past three years.
Since 2014 the mob lynching cases have increased four times according. Such crimes were just 5 per cent in 2010. However, by 2017 the crimes had increased to 20 per cent. During this period 25 persons have been killed in the name of cow protection....