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CJI links viral texts on social media to mob lynching

By Oneindia Staff Writer

New Delhi, July 25: Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra has urged citizens not to rely blindly on the social media messages amidst latest incidents of mob lynching. He said the people should not blindly believe social media messages to ensure peace and order in society.

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra

"The blatant reliance on social media needs to be checked by the citizens themselves; to ensure peace and order in the society," Misra was quoted as saying by ANI.

The CJI further added that viral texts on the social media are responsible for the recent surge in mob lynching cases in the country.

"There is a recent surge in mob lynching, please don't misunderstand me because I have authored the judgment, there is a recent surge in mob lynching based on the viral text on the social media and this leads to mobocracy and loss of life, in certain cases," he added.

The SC had last week condemned such incidents while recommending to Parliament to enact a separate law to punish the offenders. It had observed that horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be tolerated.

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