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Centre asks states to check mob lynching

By The Assam Tribune
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NEW DELHI, July 5 - The Centre today asked the states and Union territories (UTs) to check incidents of mob lynching fuelled by rumours of child lifting on social media.

More than 20 people have been lynched over the last two months on suspicion of child lifting, the latest being the killing of five men in Maharashtra�s Dhule district.

In an advisory, the Home Ministry has urged the states and UTs to �keep a watch for early detection of rumours of child lifting and initiate effective measures to counter them�.

�The Centre has asked the states and UTs to take measures to prevent incidents of mob lynching fuelled by rumours of child lifting circulating on social media,� a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

The states and UTs have been asked to direct district administrations to identify vulnerable areas and conduct community outreach programmes for creating awareness and building confidence.

They have also been directed to properly investigate the complaints of child abduction or kidnapping to instil confidence among the affected people.

Two persons were lynched in Tripura on June 28 and two others in Assam last month on suspicion of child lifting.

In Chennai, two men employed with a construction company engaged in metro rail work were attacked last week when they tried to stop a boy from crossing a busy road and a bystander raised an alarm, suspecting them to be child lifters. However, they were rescued by police. � PTI

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Centre asks states to check mob lynching

NEW DELHI, July 5 - The Centre today asked the states and Union territories (UTs) to check incidents of mob lynching fuelled by rumours of child lifting on social media.

More than 20 people have been lynched over the last two months on suspicion of child lifting, the latest being the killing of five men in Maharashtra�s Dhule district.

In an advisory, the Home Ministry has urged the states and UTs to �keep a watch for early detection of rumours of child lifting and initiate effective measures to counter them�.

�The Centre has asked the states and UTs to take measures to prevent incidents of mob lynching fuelled by rumours of child lifting circulating on social media,� a Home Ministry spokesperson said.

The states and UTs have been asked to direct district administrations to identify vulnerable areas and conduct community outreach programmes for creating awareness and building confidence.

They have also been directed to properly investigate the complaints of child abduction or kidnapping to instil confidence among the affected people.

Two persons were lynched in Tripura on June 28 and two others in Assam last month on suspicion of child lifting.

In Chennai, two men employed with a construction company engaged in metro rail work were attacked last week when they tried to stop a boy from crossing a busy road and a bystander raised an alarm, suspecting them to be child lifters. However, they were rescued by police. � PTI