Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Saturday said that his govt is being unfairly blamed for increasing mob lynching incidents and these incidents were higher in numbers under previous UPA govt rule.
The BJP led Centre govt has been under all-round attack from the opposition over the increasing incidents of mob lynching.
"In 2011, 2012 and 2013, lynching cases were much more than three years of our government, but no one raised questions then. Even when Akhlaq was lynched, the Samajwadi Party (SP) was in the government. The law and order comes under the state subject, hence the responsibility fell on the SP, but they instead took out dharnas against Prime Minister Modi," Shah said.
Earlier in the day, President Pranab Mukherjee, expressing his concern on increasing lynching said, "when mob lynching becomes so high and uncontrollable, we have to pause and reflect, are we vigilant enough?"
President asked people to think carefully about the nation when some is being lynched.
He said, "We should ponder about this country when we see someone being lynched.”
Earlier this week, a nation-wide protest erupted against the lynching of a 17-year-old Junaid, who was stabbed to death for allegedly carrying beef on June 22 onboard a train, which he had taken with his two brothers after Eid shopping in Delhi.