Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 25 said that incidents of mob lynching are being given unnecessary importance.
While criticizing the Congress and its intentions, CM added, “These incidents (mob lynching) are given unnecessary importance. If you talk about mob lynching, what was 1984? Law and order is a matter of state. Congress’ intention is to make mountain out of a molehill and it won’t be successful.”
His Comments comes against the backdrop of the recent incident of mob lynching in Alwar, Rajasthan on the suspicion of cow smuggling, “We will provide protection to everyone, but it is also the responsibility of every individual, every community and every religion to respect each other sentiments. Humans are important and cows are also important. Both have their own roles in nature. Everyone should be protected,” CM said.
The incidents of mob lynching have been on a rise as per Ministry of Home Affairs data, 45 persons were killed in 40 different cases across nine states, including Tripura, Assam, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, between 2014 and 3 March, 2018.