Cases of mob lynching are increasing day by day, but what is more disappointing is the government’s cold reaction on this issue. Last week, a lot of celebrities poured took to streets to protest against the same.
And now, actress Swara Bhaskar has joined this protest and has launched an online campaign against mob lynching on Change.org. The basic idea behind this campaign is to demand a ban on cow vigilante groups.
Swara's appeal seeks the enactment of Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA) to stop such crimes.
“I am an actress in the Indian Film Industry. But as a conscientious citizen of India, cannot allow these lynchings to take place... I, along with thousands of young Indians, stood up against this public menace in protests that were recently held across 20 cities in the world," the ‘Anaarkali of Aarah’ actress stated in her petition.
“We, together, said #NotInMyName, to such violence. Next day, PM Modi issued a statement condemning the killings in the name of Gau Raksha (Cow protection). But even after vigilante violence has continued,” she added.
At the end, the actress concluded appealing, Prime Minister Modi to “walk his talk”.
“We want him to preserve our social independence,” she added.
Swara laid out five demands, which are as follows:
1. The enactment of a Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA) in the upcoming session of the Parliament.
2. A collection of data about mob lynching by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) as no data exists.
3. Setting up of a national helpline so that the cases of vigilante violence can be reported.
4. A ban on cow vigilante groups.
5. Police reforms to ensure the independence of police, awareness and sensitisation among law enforcers regarding rights of individuals and ills of mob justice/vigilantism.
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Information Source: Indiatimes