articles by Rebecca Mammen John

India

Supreme Court order on mob lynching strong, but new law will be useless unless existing rules are enforced

The judgment on lynching is very strongly-worded and the court has acknowledged that this is a matter of grave concern. Coming from the Constitutional Court, this is welcome, as we've seen a spurt in mob lynchings, both, on religious grounds, as well as, of individuals who are mistaken to be child-lifters.