April 22, 2019 | 12:13 AM IST

Supreme Court asks states to implement mob lynching orders within a week

The Supreme Court on Friday took exception of the fact that only 9 out of 29 states and 2 of the 7 union territories have so far submitted records in compliance with its order directing states to take actions to deal with mob lynching and cow vigilantism matters. he bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud directed the Centre and the state governments to carry out its July 17 direction as Attorney General KK Venugopal informed the court that a Group of Ministers (GoM) is considering the nature of legislation to be brought to deal with the crime of lynching by the vigilante groups. During the hearing, the Centre acknowledged that they have entitled Group of Ministers to consider framing a law on mob violence following the cow vigilantism verdict. Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala filed a petition seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Rajasthan officials for alleged violation of the Supreme Court’s verdict in mob lynching of dairy farmer Rakbar Khan on July 20.

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