Of late there has been a rise in mob lynching incidents across the country. Even during the lockdown period, we have witnessed two horrifying lynching cases in the country. The first one was in Maharashtra where two innocent sadhus were lynched by some fanatic mob in a place called Palghar and second one is in Hajo where son of the soil Sanatan Deka was brutally murdered in broad daylight by a few miscreants over a minuscule issue. Lynching in any form should be condemned with harshest of words from all quarters and stringent and instant punishment from the judiciary. But the sad part is that it takes ages for the court to deliver justice as has been observed with spine chilling Abhi-Neel lynching case which happened some years ago in a remote village in Karbi Anglong. Coming back to Sanatan Deka's case it has been observed that one of the 'vocal' organizations of State KMSS is maintaining a stoic silence over the matter. It needs not to be mentioned to anyone that KMSS is primarily a farmers' body. Is the silence of KMSS be seen directly as appeasement policy of the leaders of the KMSS?
Dr. Ashim Chowdhury,