Amit Shah to head ministers who will tackle mob lynching across India


By Muslim Mirror Staff,

New Delhi : Union home minister Amit Shah will head a panel of ministers to combat mob lynchings in the country.


An empowered Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted last year to suggest measures to combat lynchings will continue functioning.

The other members of the GoM are external affairs minister S. Jaishankar, transport minister Nitin Gadkari, law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and social justice and empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot.

The news comes just days after Shah was appointed as chair of a government panel to prevent workplace sexual harassment, a move that sparked outcry on Twitter and among journalists who pointed that he had been accused of using state machinery to keep a young woman in Gujarat under illegal surveillance in 2013.

Last week the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the State governments to a plea seeking the implementation of its July 2018 judgment laying down several preventive, remedial and punitive measures to combat the crime of lynching.

In May and June last year, at least 20 people were lynched because of fake rumours of child kidnapping gangs that were circulated on social media messaging platforms such as WhatsApp. The Centre rapped WhatsApp, saying the platform was being “abused” and it should take “immediate action to end this menace”.


  1. He must first enact a law as directed by the Supreme Court. Those who subvert laws and witnesses and encourage lynching can’t be trusted for sitting in judgement over the same crimes which they encourage. It is nonsense to set a thief to catch a thief.

  2. I don’t understand the logic behind this. No muslim is going to trust in this so-called GoM. It’s just a waste of time and energy. As law and order is a state subject, let the states deal with it.


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