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Since 2001, more than 2557 people have been killed by mobs.

At least 22 people have been killed by mobs since 2018 on the suspicion of being child-lifters or involved in cow slaughter in different parts of the country. Police have blamed rumour mongers and fake messages spread through social media for the lynchings.

A law against mob lynchings has not been introduced in India yet.

Between 2001 and 2016, there were 623 cases of women being declared as “dayan” or witch and killed by mobs

India does not have a specific law to deal with lynching. The Indian Penal Code (IPC) does not mention the word "lynching". However, Section 223(a) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), 1973 states that persons or a mob involved in the same offence in the same act can be tried together. Somehow this provision has not helped in delivering justice in cases of lynching.

State governments and the Central government has largely ignored the 2018 directions of the Supreme Court which included setting up of fast track courts, stopping hate messages on social media, giving compensation to victims and bringing in a law to define and curb mob lynchings.

The government has not taken note of this and has turned down the mob lynching act tabled in 2017. A new law needs to be pushed to hold everyone accountable.

Hate and malicious rumours have taken too many lives, and it's about time we put an end to this. Join us in bringing justice to every innocent person who has lost their life to a mob lynching, and help protect more people from meeting that same fate.