Mob Lynching: Socio-legal Morality




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Now a day’s mob lynching is becoming huge problem in our society, ‘social clashes and intolerance are the triggers to fire,’ ‘bullet of such lynching.’ In this research paper backdrop and categories of mob lynching discussed along with its effect and statutory provisions in India. Reasons, suggestions and solutions are the main focus of this research paper.


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The Indian Penal Code, 1860, Sec. 302

Ibid, Sec. 307

Ibid, Sec. 323

The Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973, Sec. 223

The Indian Penal Code, 1860, Sec. 34

Ibid, Sec. 146 and 147.

Nandini Sundar and others v. State of Chhattisgarh (2011) 7 SCC 547.

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The Constitution of India, Art. 14

Ibid: Art. 15



How to Cite

Dr. Ganesh Dubey, & Anchit Verma. (2019). Mob Lynching: Socio-legal Morality. Legal Research Development, 3(III), 01–06.