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Rajnath Singh condemns mob lynchings, puts onus on states

Last Modified Thursday, 19 July 2018 (14:37 IST)
New Delhi: Union Home Minister condemned various incidents of and said though the law and order is a state subject, the Central government has never kept silence on the same.
The Home Minister also said that even earlier mob lynching has happened in the country and in no way these can be condoned. Mr Singh said states are responsible to take actions against those involved in mop lynching.
The Minister also said several incidents of mob lynching have been taking place largely owing to the spread of and rumour mongering in the social media.
“The government has also urged the providers to take action so that there is a mechanism which can put a check on the spread of fake news and provocative rumour in the social media,” Mr Singh said.
After his response, floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge said the Home Minister’s remarks were not satisfactory and thus the would stage walkout.
Members including Sonia Gandhi and others from RJD, NCP and Left parties staged walkout.
Later talking to media persons outside Parliament, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said: “Our party is not at all satisfied with the Home Minister’s response in Lok Sabha on such an important issue. His response was like playing ping pong game.’’
Mr Tharoor said the Prime Minister was also maintaining “a total silence” on this matter. (UNI)
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