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Opposition to demand enactment of 'Manav Suraksha Kanoon' against mob lynching

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Opposition on July 19 will be getting together demanding enactment of Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA) against the issue of mob lynching and atrocities being unleashed on and minorities in the country.

MPs Shashi Tharoor, Digvijaya Singh, of (Marxist) MP M.B Rajesh, (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh, (RJD) leader Manoj Jha, (United) leader Pavan Verma along with representatives from Samajwadi Party, Nationalist Party (NCP) and (BSP) have decided to unite over the issue of issue of mob lynching and enactment of MASUKA

The aim of the is to curb and punish mob lynching, whether provoked in the name of the cow protection or any other reason.

The leaders will be insisting Prime Minister Modi-led to enact this law and start a discussion on the need for such legislation.

Meanwhile, the Party has given a notice for tomorrow in the Rajya Sabha, requesting discussion on mob lynching incidents under the garb of cow protection.

Prime Minister Modi yesterday, while addressing the floor of leaders of parties of the and Lok Sabha, urged all parties to extend their support to the in fighting corruption and the issue of communal violence in the name of cow protection.

He added that the state governments must ensure the maintenance of law and order and strict action must be taken against those who break the law.

"Prime Minister Modi has asked the State Governments to take strict action against the anti-social elements creating violence in the name of cow vigilantism and punish them strictly," Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said after the all-party meeting here.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 19:23 IST