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State human rights panel seeks report from Raj govt on Alwar lynching case

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The State Human Rights Commission (RSHRC) has sought a report from the over the death of a 28-year-old man in district after he was allegedly thrashed by a mob on the suspicion cow-smuggling.

Yesterday, the sent a notice to the government over the death of Akbar alias Rakbar Khan.

On July 21, Rakbar and his friend were taking cows to their villages in through a forest area in Ramgarh area of Alwar, where a group of people allegedly accosted them. While managed to flee, Rakbar was allegedly beaten brutally by the group on the suspicion of cow-smuggling.

Taking cognisance of the alleged lynching case, the state human rights panel has sought a report from the chief secretary by August 8.

RSHRC Justice has asked the to give its view point on effective prevention of such similar incidents considering the guidelines.

District Collector and SP have also been asked to submit a factual report in the matter, the said, adding that the has been asked to send the report by August 8.

The RSHRC had registered a case following a complaint lodged on July 24 by of Rajasthan Muslim Mahasabha N D Kadri and others in the alleged lynching case in

Meanwhile, the has said it will give its suggestions to the state government based on the guidelines to curb lynching incidents.

"We are studying the guidelines of the and will submit our suggestion by next week to the state government and the police," told

He said that the commission will give its suggestions on preventive, remedial and punitive measures to take all the sections of society together for maintaining peace and harmony in the state.

Nobody has the right to take laws into his hands and it is also a responsibility of humans to protect animals, he added.

The Supreme Court had on July 17 asked the Parliament to consider enacting a new law to effectively deal with incidents of mob lynching, saying "horrendous acts of mobocracy" cannot be allowed to become a new norm.

On September 6, 2017, the apex court had asked all states to take stern measures to stop violence in the name of cow protection, including appointment of senior police officers as nodal officers in every district within a week and acting promptly to check the cow vigilantes from behaving like they were "law unto themselves".

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First Published: Fri, July 27 2018. 17:10 IST