India: Offences of religious, racial enmity rose by 41% in 3 years: Government – 25 Jul 2017

  • The number of offences promoting enmity on communal and racial lines have gone up by 41% in the country in the last three years, the government told the Lok Sabha on 25 Jul 17.
  • According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, presented by Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, 336 cases related to offences promoting enmity between different groups on the ground of religion, race, place of birth were registered in 2014, which have risen to 475 in 2016, an increase of over 41%.
  • In particular, Uttar Pradesh recorded an increase of 346% in such incidents during last three years from 26 in 2014 to 116 in 2016, it said.
  • “The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) maintains data on offences promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth etc (Section 153A and 153B of IPC). However, NCRB does not maintain data on cases relating to cow ‘vigilantes’, cow trade and trafficking,” Ahir said.
  • He also said no proposal to bring a stringent law against mob lynching is at present under consideration in the Home Ministry.

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25-Jul-2017


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