The Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday chaired the first meeting of the Group of Ministers on mob lynching to deliberate over the recommendations made by the Committee of Secretaries headed by the Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba.
“The member Ministers were briefed in detail about the recommendations made by the Committee of Secretaries”, a senior Home Ministry official said.
“No decision was taken at the meeting, as the Ministers only discussed reasons for increasing number of mob lynching incidents,” the officials further said. A second round of the meeting is expected soon as the Government is serious to curb the menace”, he added.
The GoM will be submitting its recommendation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Except Social Justice Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, all other members – the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari – attended the meeting.
The Rajiv Gauba committee of Secretaries held consultations with a cross-section of society and other stakeholders before submitting its report to the GoM.