JIH to give legal help to lynching victims" kin

JIH to give legal help to lynching victims'' kin

"We will be meeting the heads of different religions in these states along with social organisations to promote communal harmony," he said.

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind is planning to provide legal assistance to families of lynching victims, the Islamic body today said.

Mob lynching incidents can be best tackled through building public opinion and put "pressure" on the government through it to curb such incidents, a JIH statement said quoting its president Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umri.

"We support public initiatives against communalism and for putting an end to mob lynching. No government can ignore popular and widespread public opinion," Umri said at a monthly press conference at the organisation’s headquarters here.

JIH secretary general Muhammad Salim Engineer said the organisation has identified certain states where mob lynching incidents have taken place and a plan is being prepared to tackle the issue.

"We will be meeting the heads of different religions in these states along with social organisations to promote communal harmony," he said.

Formation of a ‘Sadbhavna Manch’ and activation of the legal cell of JIH for aiding victims of mob lynching and their families will be part of the initiative, Engineer added.

Umri said although the Prime Minister has condemned mob lynching but the ground reality has not changed much. He demanded the Centre and states take stern measures to check such incidents.