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State is duty-bound to ensure law & order to prevent mobocracy: CJI Dipak Misra

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New Delhi: Slamming the mob lynching cases in India, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said that the State is duty-bound to ensure law and order and to prevent mobocracy while hearing a case against cow vigilantism.

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Supreme Court today asked the government to create strict laws against mob lynching. It also said that the Centre and State government have failed to stop mob lynching incidents while the responsibility lies with the government to keep a check over these incidents and create law against it.

While hearing a case against cow vigilantism, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra ordered: “The State is duty-bound to ensure law and order and to prevent mobocracy.”

Court said mobocracy can’t be allowed and has asked the Centre and States to file compliance report on the issue.

“No citizen can take law into their hands. In case of fear and anarchy, the state has to act positively. Violence can’t be allowed,” Supreme Court said. Supreme Court has fixed the matter for further hearing on August 28.

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