NEW DELHI: Even though the Supreme Court of India has taken strong note of the bloody trend of lynching in the country, framed guidelines and asked the central and state governments to formulate necessary law to tackle the menace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his latest Mann Ki Baat radio address to the nation on Sunday, maintained studied silence on the issue.
Many eminent citizens and civil groups have written to PM Modi in recent weeks to take on the trend of lynching which has taken lives of dozens of innocent people. According to a list prepared by The Quint, 68 people have been lynched by mobs in different parts of the country since 2015. Most of the victims are Muslims and have been killed on the suspicion of cattle smuggling, cattle theft or beef eating.
In July this year alone, around one dozen people have been lynched in various states including Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Maharashtra.
Topics Modi took up in Mann Ki Baat on 29th July 2018:
— Thailand Cave Incident
— Passing away of Hindi Poet Neeraj
— College Admission Season
— Two Youths Make Modi’s Dream Come True
— Modi’s interaction with Indian youth in San Jose town of America
— Change brain-drain into brain-gain
— Modi’s visit to Vithoba temple in Pandharpur
— Lok Manya Tilak
— Hima Das who won Gold Medal in Junior Under-20 World Athletics Championship in Finland
— Ekta Bhyan who is in Indonesia and preparing for Asian Games