Ban self-styled vigilante groups in India – Petition

PETITION ON CHANGE.ORG

Parts of the petition are reproduced below. Follow the link given at the end to sign the petition.

Incidents of mob violence by vigilante groups have become alarmingly common in many parts of India. These groups have frequently committed serious crimes, including harassment, assault and murder…

In spite of these groups repeatedly committing atrocities against minorities, nothing substantial has been done to stop them. The Central and several State Governments have remained silent. In addition, the authorities have extended no support to the victims, predominantly Muslims and Dalits, who have lost their lives and livelihoods.

The recent debates in the Rajya Sabha and the intervention of the Supreme Court are a step towards improvement. An earlier criticism by the Prime Minister proved to be inefficient as the vigilantes continued to operate as before.

Clearly, greater social awareness and resistance is needed to combat vigilante groups. Through this petition, we express our support for the decision of the Supreme Court and demand

1. An immediate ban on vigilante groups irrespective of any cause that has brought them into existence.

2. Unconditional and unequivocal condemnation of vigilantism from the National and State Governments.

3. Social support and compensation for victims.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE.

3 thoughts on “Ban self-styled vigilante groups in India – Petition

  1. Dinesh Shah

    This is a law-abiding democratic country. There is no,place for some groups declaring themselves holier than thou and taking upon themselves the responsibility or authority of imposing their writ upon others. This si against normal working of countries andan affront to administration. Though our administration seems to have no self respect , we -the citizens oppose this r( the bureaucracies ) attitude of succumbing tomgoons and law-breakers and abandoning our constitutional rights a ddutkes.
    SO THE VIGILANTES OR “GOONS”MUST BE REIGNED IN TO RE ESTABLISH RULE OF LAW.

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