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Rajnath condemns mob lynching

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Condemning the mob incidents in the country, on Tuesday said that the Centre was concerned and looking into the issue.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Singh said, "We are concerned about the issue and looking into the matter. It is condemnable."

He however added, "The incidents did not start recently; they have been happening for many years. I have said this earlier too. The biggest mob was what happened in 1984."

Singh's statement comes a day after the Centre set up a high-level committee headed by to stop the menace. The committee will submit its recommendations to the government within four weeks.

Earlier, in a statement, the Centre had said that it is committed to uphold the rule of law and adopt effective measures.

The incidents of mob lynching have been on a rise in the country. As per the data, 45 people were killed in 40 different cases across nine states between 2014 and 3 March, 2018.

In a recent incident of lynching, a Muslim man was beaten to death by a mob in Rajasthan's district on July 20 on suspicion of cow smuggling.

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First Published: Tue, July 24 2018. 13:50 IST