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Mob lynching a problem across the country: VK Singh

ANI  |  Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Minister of State for External Affairs VK on Sunday said that is a problem throughout the country.

In response to a question on issue specifically in western Uttar Pradesh, said, "problem is in the whole of India, why should western be singled out?" Singh, from Ghaziabad, is here to attend the second day of meeting.

As per statistics, 45 persons have been killed in 40 cases of mob lynching across nine Indian states between 2014 and 3 March, 2018. On July 23, the central government constituted a high-level committee to curb the menace. The committee headed by is expected to submit its recommendations in near future.

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First Published: Sun, August 12 2018. 14:55 IST