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4) In light of the spate of lynchings in news in several parts of the country, critically examine the need of an anti lynching law?(250 words)

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4) In light of the spate of lynchings in news in several parts of the country, critically examine the need of an anti lynching law?(250 words)

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Why this question

Several incidents of lynchings have taken place in Assam, UP etc which paints a sad picture of societal ethics, increasing rage among people, violence against vulnerable sections. These incidents need to be given a serious thought and ways to deal with it needs to be devised.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to analyze the need, pros and cons, effectiveness and impact of an anti lynching law in the country. It also expects us to give an overview of the shape such law can take.

Directive word

Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic,  get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Highlight the various incidents that have taken place in the past few years and the conclusion that can be drawn from it.

Body

  • Explain lynching.
  • Explain the need for forming an anti lynching law – rule of law, deal with societal violence, create deterrence etc
  • Explain how an anti lynching law might be inadequate – mention the main cause of lynching being lack of faith in judicial mechanisms to deliver justice which would still remain, the need for societal harmony which is missing in the current times etc
  • Briefly give an overview of the shape such a law might take

Conclusion – Write a fair and balanced view on how far you think an anti lynching law is the need of the hour and the alternatives to deal with this situation.