Mob violence and the innocent victims-is anybody listening?
August 27, 2017 6:50am CST
Recently in a neighbouring state, the head of a religious section was given guilty verdict in a rape case. Some of his supporters went on rampage nearby and burnt and damaged cars, other vehicles and some property killing around 30 and injuring some others. The situation was bought under control. Yet it's disgusting as to see people disconnected with the case getting killed due to the madness of mob. Yet what happens to their families? Are the authorities careful enough to avoid such things in future? Why people following a spiritual guru end up doing such heinous acts?
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I think unless there are serious punishments announced upfront, no authority can do much. There is no way the government could have taken pre-emptive measures to stop people reaching the place. That would mean the government knew the decision before hand. Secondly, it would be infringing the rights of the person to move in the country. Section 144 was a huge one....I do not believe typographical errors should be adhered to. There is a reason for imposing that section, and that is strictly to be followed, notwithstanding whatever is mentioned or not mentioned on the paper. I do believe that omission was deliberate. I believe Dera folks need to foot the bill for financial losses, as well as compensate monetarily for loss of life. properties, and injuries to all concerned, whether they are from Dera group or not.
@vandana7 I am seeing a bit of change in the judiciary. Yet its too early to make a conclusion. However, I will also like to see more tough sentences being awarded to those with criminal wrongdoings in political parties- which will be tougher to achieve.
It seemed to be happening anywhere when some people do not respect lives and take it as if they were just killing chickens! Such irony is that they preach to follow some kind of religion/belief. Just wishing all will end and peace reign anywhere.