The Supreme Court on Friday granted all states one week’s time to implement the court’s earlier order laying down guidelines for the central and state governments to prevent incidents of mob lynching, reported ANI.
“If report is not filed within a week, we will direct appearance of home secretaries,” the Supreme Court said.
The top court also directed the state governments to upload on their websites all the steps or actions they have taken to “deter individuals from taking law in their hands”. The court set the matter for further hearing on September 13.
In July, the Supreme Court asked the Parliament to consider creating a new penal provision to deal with incidents of vigilantism, saying that mobocracy cannot be allowed in society. The court also proposed a set of preventive, remedial and punitive measures to curb instances of lynching.