TEHSEEN S. POONAWALLA V. UNION OF INDIA & ORS. – A CASE COMMENT
By Uday Singh Cheema & Ashmita Sandhu
Where on one end, India is said to be one of the biggest exporters of beef, the other side of coin is still dreary and dry by with an environment that is fast getting vitiated due to increasing incidents of cow vigilantism and violence in the name of cow protection.
This paper draws a word- picture of the landmark judgment by the Hon’ble Supreme Court that directed central and state governments to publicly make statements and spread the message that “lynching and mob violence of any kind shall invite serious consequence under the law.” In response, the home minister told the parliament the government had formed a panel to suggest measures to stop mob violence in the country. “We will also bring a law if that is required,” he said.
The authors with the help of this case comment on Tehseen S. Poonawalla & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors. will try to draw out the contentions put-forth as to incidents of lynching in which private individuals take the matter into their own hands are unlawful and therefore cannot be tolerated. The judgment included that no person can take the law into his or her hands, in his or her ability or as a member of the party.
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