The Rajasthan legislative assembly on Monday passed a Bill providing for life imprisonment and a fine up to Rs. 5 lakh to those convicted in cases of mob lynching involving the victim’s death.
The Rajasthan Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019, was passed by the Vidhan Sabha by a voice vote amid strident protest by the opposition BJP, which wanted the bill to be referred to a select committee.
The Bill was introduced by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Shanti Dhariwal in the state assembly last week.
Rajasthan became the second Congress-ruled state after Madhya Pradesh to make a law against mob lynching.