Indian Muslims want spl law against mob lynching

Dhaka,  Thu,  21 September 2017
Published : 15 Jul 2017, 22:57:50

Indian Muslims want spl law against mob lynching

Muslim organisations and civil society groups across Maharashtra state in western India are demanding a strict law to counter mob lynching and attacks on minority groups on the line of legislation to prevent atrocities against the Dalits or former "untouchables", reports

Demanding an act like the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Prevention [Atrocities Act], the groups, including Muslim and Dalit

organisations, have already led three "Aman" or peace rallies in Pune, Latur and Solapur, Indian media reported.

The SCST Act has saved Dalits' lives, and property and even personal dignity, on several occasions in all parts of India because of the stiff penalties it provides for. It is one reason why high-caste Hindu does not insult Dalits as before.

On Wednesday, the rally at Solapur saw around 500 people, from different walks of life, participate. They ended the march at the Collector's office, handing a letter to the district collector demanding the formulation of a law that protected Muslims.
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