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Owaisi critical of Centre's view against bringing in new law

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday appeared to have found fault with the Centre's reported view against bringing in a new law to curb mob lynchings.

"The Bill I'd proposed to curb mob violence sought to fix shoddy enforcement by ensuring independent investigation & prosecution. Unless errant cops are penalised & accused are imprisoned in a time-bound manner, the mob will only feel emboldened It's not rocket science @AmitShah," the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader tweeted.

Owaisi, Lok Sabha member from Hyderabad, referred to media reports, quoting officials, that a new law to curb lynching is unlikely as existing laws were enough to combat crimes like lynching and all it required was "enforcement."

He had earlier favoured bringing in a law against lynching.

He had also proposed a bill to check incidents of mob lynchings.

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First Published: Mon, August 26 2019. 15:15 IST