SC condemns mob lynching, recommends Parliament enact law


New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned mob lynching incidents across the country and urged Parliament to enact a law to deal with the crime that threatens rule of law and the country’s social fabric.

“It is the duty of the State to maintain law and order, social and pluralistic fabric of the society and the rule of law,” bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkqar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said.


Pronouncing the judgment, Chief Justice Misra said that no one can take the law into their own hands or become a law unto himself.

Issuing a slew of directions including preventive, remedial and punitive steps to deal with the crime, the court said that mobocracy will not be allowed.

Asking the Centre to file a compliance report on its directions, the court adjourned the matter to August 20.

Th judgment came on a petition seeking the apex court’s intervention to curb the incidents of violence by the vigilante groups across the country.



  1. I hope CJI learns from history. The track record of PMNDM, be it Gujarat or the past 50+ months in New Delhi is not in consonance with what is being demanded by the honorable bench, including CJI.So, I shall believe when I see it. Modi and Company are sweet talkers, lousy performers, and perennial promise breakers, like circuit breakers in homes/cars. Honestly, it is not befitting for the largest democracy of the world with aspirations for sitting in the SC/UNO and that too with veto power where the country itself is being run properly only when Judiciary interferes. I don’t know about others but I am embarrassed as an NRI with my roots in the place where Buddha, the head of Buddhism got his enlightenment, aka, (Bodh)Gaya, Bihar, India. I apologize if I am hurting any blownup of the ego to declare me DD, seditious, or harami.


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