Topic: Salient features of Indian Society, Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors
2) Discuss Honour killings and Mob Lynching as prevalent social evils of the country examine the need of legislation for bringing social change in the same context.(250 words)
Why this question:
Rajasthan legislative assembly passed two important bills to curb honor killings and Mob Lynching in the state.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must examine closely the evils of mob lynching and honor killing prevalent in India and what changes are required to do away with such social evils.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Define mob lynching and honor killing
Discuss the highlights of the bill – The Rajasthan Protection from Lynching Bill, 2019:
Rajasthan has become the second state after Manipur which passed a law to curb lynching cases.
The government told during the debate that 87 % of the total incidents took place across the country were recorded in the state during the last five years.
Offences under new law will be investigated by a police officer of the rank of Inspector and above, and state DGP will appoint an officer of IG or above rank as state coordinator to prevent lynching.
In cases of “hurt” and “grievous hurt” from such assault, the convict may get up to seven and 10 years in jail, respectively.
If the attack leads to death, the punishment is life imprisonment.
The Bill also makes conspirators accountable.
Then discuss in what way such bills are game changers for our society.
Conclude on a positive note and that all the states in the country should have such laws and policies put in place.