Opposition Blames the Govt for ‘Encouraging Lynching’ at LS Debate

Kharge also said that the country was reeling under the fear created by increasing mob violence.

Updated31 Jul 2017, 02:29 PM IST
News Videos
1 min read

Presenting the Opposition’s side of the debate on lynchings and associated atrocities arising out of mob violence in the Lok Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge accused the government of siding with cow vigilantes and encouraging them.

Government is indirectly encouraging groups like the VHP, Bajrang Dal and also gau rakshaks.

He said that the country was reeling under fear arising out of mob violence, that is spinning out of control.

He highlighted various instances of lynching around the country, to which BJP leader Nishkant Dubey responded by saying that many of the cases cited by Kharge were pending in the court against IPC Section 352.

Video Editor: Vivek Gupta

(Would you like to contribute to our Independence Day campaign to celebrate the mother tongue? Here's your chance! This Independence Day, khul ke bol with BOL – Love your Bhasha. Sing, write, perform, spew poetry – whatever you like – in your mother tongue. Send us your BOL at bol@thequint.com or WhatsApp it to 9910181818.)

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Published: 31 Jul 2017, 09:46 AM IST
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!