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I Support MASUKA: Join this campaign to stop mob lynching

I Support MASUKA: Join this campaign to stop mob lynching
Written by Pallavi Parmar

I Support MASUKA is the campaign begins on the social media that grows concern within the civil society in the backdrop of a rise in mob lynching cases. After the National Campaign Against Mob Lynching Not in my Name the Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar launched ‘I Support Masuka’ campaign on Change.org to demanding a ban on cow vigilante groups today. The national campaign against mob lynching released draft law named as Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA). It states the law that lynching should be made a non-bailable offence, Immediate suspension of concerned SHO of the area until time-bound judicial probe, compensation and rehabilitation has been recommended for the victim’s family and it also has a provision of Life imprisonment to those who convicted under mob lynching.

This campaign was founded by the youth leaders last month and they came up to present their proposal for enactment of a new law to help combat the rising waves of mob lynchings in our country. And the bill has been drafted by the youth members of the campaign like Prakash Ambedkar a grandson of BR Ambedkar and an activist Tehseen Poonawalla along with Shehla Rashid, Shehzad Poonawalla and other members of National Campaign Against Mob Lynching (NCAML). It is drafted today in the presence of lawyer Sanjay Hegde, Professor Manoj Jha at the Constitutional Club.

This campaign came up with a concern to stop such crimes and draft compounded by the fact that due to lack of the specific law against mob lynching as most of the time perpetrators ran away easily with the most heinous crimes. Today the actress Swara Bhaskar made an appeal to lawmakers for an enactment of a Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA) to stop mob lynching in a name of religion.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.