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Mob chanted 'Jai Sri Ram' while attacking Swami Agnivesh

Mob chanted 'Jai Sri Ram' while attacking Swami Agnivesh - Truth Arrived News

RANCHI: 80 year old Swami Agnivesh, a popular social activist, was trashed and physically assaulted in Jharkhand on Tuesday. The mob who was allegedly linked with BJP chanted "Jai Sri Ram" while thrashing Agnivesh.

"The mob abused me in return when I asked about the matter of protest", says Agnivesh in a video posted on NDTV.

Swami Agnivesh is usually seen speaking against blind belief, promoting interfaith harmony and participating against violence of any kind. He demands judicial inquiry of the attack.

Speaking on the mob lynching on the same day, the Supreme Court directed the police to register an FIR under Section 153A of IPC [153A. Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language, etc., and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony] and other such provisions of law against those who indulge in these kind of activities.

The Apex Court recommended the parliament to draft new legislation to punish the offenders who participate in lynching. Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said: "Horrendous acts of mobocracy cannot be allowed to become a new norm and has to be curbed with iron hands."

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