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NEW DELHI, July 19 - The Centre today condemned the recent incidents of mob lynching and said it has advised the states to take stringent action against the culprits as also social media service providers to install checks to stop the spread of rumours and fake news.

Not satisfied with the response of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress members led by Mallikarjun Kharge staged a walkout expressing dissatisfaction.

Rajnath condemned the incidents and made a statement in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour while responding to Congress leader KC Venugopal, who raised the issue of lynching, last week�s attack on Swami Agnivesh in Jharkhand and trolling of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Singh said several people have been killed in the lynching incidents and added that it was a matter of grave concern for the government. He said the lynching happened because of rumours and fake news.

While observing that law and order is a state subject, Singh said the Centre cannot, however, remain silent on the issue. �I have issued advisories to state government in 2016 and 2018. We have asked social media service providers to install check. Such incidents are unfortunate,� Singh said. � PTI

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Centre asks states to take action

NEW DELHI, July 19 - The Centre today condemned the recent incidents of mob lynching and said it has advised the states to take stringent action against the culprits as also social media service providers to install checks to stop the spread of rumours and fake news.

Not satisfied with the response of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress members led by Mallikarjun Kharge staged a walkout expressing dissatisfaction.

Rajnath condemned the incidents and made a statement in the Lok Sabha during the Zero Hour while responding to Congress leader KC Venugopal, who raised the issue of lynching, last week�s attack on Swami Agnivesh in Jharkhand and trolling of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Singh said several people have been killed in the lynching incidents and added that it was a matter of grave concern for the government. He said the lynching happened because of rumours and fake news.

While observing that law and order is a state subject, Singh said the Centre cannot, however, remain silent on the issue. �I have issued advisories to state government in 2016 and 2018. We have asked social media service providers to install check. Such incidents are unfortunate,� Singh said. � PTI