SC: States to implement guidelines to prevent mob violence within a week

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the states to implement guidelines to prevent mob violence with one week. The apex court further said it will ask home secretaries of the concerned state to appear before it if states do not submit compliance reports within a week.

The Supreme Court took strong exception to the fact that only 11 of the 29 states and seven union territories filed reports regarding compliance of its order directing them to take steps to deal with mob lynchings and cow vigilantism.

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A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra granted the last opportunity to the defaulting states and UTs, warning if they did not file their reports within a week, then their home secretaries will have to appear in person before court.

During the hearing, the Centre informed the court that an empowered Group of Ministers has been set up to consider framing a law on mob violence following the cow vigilantism verdict.

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On July 17, the top court had said that “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to overrun the law of the land and issued a slew of guidelines to deal with mob lynching and cow vigilantism.

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