TMC raises issue of Alwar lynching in Rajya Sabha
The lynching of a Muslim man on the suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan's Alwar district has today been raised in the Rajya Sabha. Raising the issue through a Zero Hour mention, Shanta Chhetri of the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) cited media reports to say, "88 precious lives have been lost (in lynching incidents) since this government came to power."
Chhetri asked about steps taken by govt to curb lynchings
Noting that the Supreme Court had last week asked for a law banning mob lynching, Chhetri asked what the government has done to check such incidents. She wanted to know the steps initiated to check such attacks and the government action on framing the anti-lynching law. She found support in several opposition parties, whose members rose their hands to "associate" themselves with the issue.
Not the first time Alwar witnessing mob lynching
28-year-old Rakbar (also known as Akbar) was beaten to death by a mob in Alwar over suspicion of cow-smuggling. Last year, Pehlu Khan, a cattle-farmer was lynched by a mob in Alwar as he rode home with two cows and two calves in his truck.