SC takes note of lynching case in Rajasthan’s Alwar district after its verdict on such hate crimes, seeks state’s reply

The Supreme Court today took note of the lynching incident in Rajasthan’s Alwar district that took place last month and directed the Principal Secretary of the Home department of the state government to file an affidavit giving details of the action taken in the lynching case. The court has now posted the matter for further hearing on 30th this month.
The victim in the case was allegedly beaten by cow vigilantes in Alwar district’s Ramgarh area on 20th July when he was leading two cows from Ladpura village to his home in Haryana.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was hearing a plea seeking contempt action against the Rajasthan government in the mob lynching case at Alwar. The plea alleged that incidents of mob lynching and vigilantism were taking place despite the apex court verdict in this regard.
The Supreme Court last month had issued a slew of directions on dealing with cow vigilantism and asked Parliament to consider enacting a new law to sternly deal with mob lynching and cow vigilantism.
The court had also issued a slew of directions to the government to provide “preventive, remedial and punitive measures” to deal with offences like mob violence and cow vigilantism. The apex court today asked all other state governments to file the compliance report by 07th next month.

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