Mob Lynching: A New Form of Collective Violence




Collective Violence, Hate Crimes, Mob Lynching, Mob Violence


Mob violence has become a grave concern in the socio-political landscape of India. Lynching is a planned extra-legal killing by a gathering. It is most frequently used to describe an informal public a supposed offender, or to threaten a gathering. Mob lynching is the point at which an uncivilized crowd endeavors to assume control over equity, as opposed to following legitimate fair treatment. India has observed a strange expansion in wrongdoing connected with crowd viciousness, for the sake of religion, capturing, and so on however, the plague spread as careful against cow butcher, later spread to hijacking and different kinds of wrongdoing. This article suggests that judicial intervention is most effectively understood through the lens of mob violence and hate crimes. In recent times, India has seen a surge in incidents of mob lynching, with minority groups, notably Muslims and Dalits, being the primary targets. This research article examines the consistent trends in such group-led aggression and emphasizes the urgent need for a clear law that classifies mob lynching and prescribes its consequences.


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How to Cite

Priyansh Samadhiya, & Dr. Mamta Mishra. (2023). Mob Lynching: A New Form of Collective Violence. Legal Research Development, 7(IV), 38–43.