Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear that lynching by a mob or a person is a criminal act. He termed it a travesty to reduce these situations to statistics.

PM Modi was speaking in his interview to ANI. "I have made it clear that me and my party have spoken against this kind of mindset (of mob lynching) and the action itself too." 

He said that even a single such incident is deeply unfortunate. While considering and speaking out about these situations, everyone must rise above politics and ensure peace and security in the society, he said. He also said that all this he spoke was on record.

Modi further said, "Do not reduce the incidents of lynching to statistics. This development is a travesty. Politically trying to milk this situation is a reflection of perverse mindset. Instead everyone should unanimously protest against this.”

However, according to the data with the ministry of home affairs, in nine states between 2014 and March 2018, 40 mob lynching cases have been booked and 45 people have been reportedly killed.

Hearing the repeated cases of mob lynching, on July 17, the Supreme Court had asked the Centre to enact a law to take action on mob violence.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra-headed bench termed mob lynching as 'horrendous acts of mobocracy'. The bench further said that at no cost, law should be taken into hands. Apex court also directed the Centre to take preventive measures to curb the spread of fake news, which can result in a situation of mob lynching.