The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Friday issued notices to the Centre and the Rajasthan government over the lynching of a man allegedly by cow vigilantes in Alwar.
Terming the incident as “painful” and “serious violation” of human rights, the commission said the “self-proclaimed” volunteers are creating an atmosphere of fear in the society.
In the notice issued to the Rajasthan Chief Secretary, the commission has sought a detailed report in the incident along with action taken against the culprits.
A notice has also been issued to the Union Home Secretary, calling for a response as to what steps have been taken or proposed to be taken by the Centre to deal with such incidents in the country.
ALSO READ | Police identify 10 more involved in lynching of Muslim man by cow vigilantes in Alwar
They have been given four weeks time to respond.
(With inputs from PTI)