The other aspect of Mobocracy
Is the mob mentality taking a dangerous turn? Should people be allowed to take the law into their hands? What is making these people think that they have the power? Let us discuss.
The Supreme Court denounced the mobocracy and urged the government to enact new laws to deal with these acts of mob lynching and cow vigilantism. These horrific incidents are not new and going on for a while in many states, hence the criticism by the top court. The recent incidents are entirely because of circulation of fake news and rumors which is also deplorable, but the main concern is the reason behind this kind of behavior by a group of people. Why they try to take laws into their own hands?
These types of incidents are seen in public transports, markets and in many crowded places. If any snatching incidents happen there and if the miscreant is caught, the general public beats him up so badly before police intervention, that sometimes it becomes fatal. Is it because of loss of faith in the law enforcing agencies? There are many instances where perpetrators of heinous crimes roam scot-free which is a definite cause of public anger. If the accused in any crime is tried judicially in a correct way and punishment is meted out in all of the cases according to the provisions of law, this public frenzy may be reduced to some extent. I hope the top court is aware of this aspect also and must think of ways to complete the judicial trial of any case within a stipulated time.