Mob lynching has become one of the major problems that is faced by independent India as people in different corners of the country are being bashed up for any illogical reason. Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar joined a group of JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) students and members of All India Students Association (AISA) to launch a nationwide campaign to stop mob lynching. A press conference on this issue was recently held in Delhi ad was hosted by the former JNU Student, Kanhaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid, Jignesh Mevani and Tehseen Poonawalla. Swara Bhaskar also attended the press conference and shared her support for the campaign on Twitter. Jharkhand: 6 men lynched to death over suspicion of kid theft; cops assaulted.

The social cause aims to bring an end to the continued use of violence against people for the smallest of reasons and has been appreciated and largely supported by the netizens. Mob Lynching in India has ended terribly in various cases ranging from the 2015 Dadri mob lynching that claimed the life of a Muslim man who was caught eating beef to the more recent Jharkhand mob lynching case against Muslim cattle traders. In addition to cattle trade and cow slaughter, lynching has been a go-to form of extrajudicial punishment in India and a large majority of people are working to put an end to this.

People have been signing an online petition asking for the central government to take stringent action against these cases and are raising their voice of support for the National Campaign Against Mob-lynching. Swara Bhaskar took to shared her thoughts on the issue and said, “Plz ask Central govt to take urgent steps to stop mob lynching #StopMobLynching #TrueNationalism National Campaign Against Mob-lynching.” The organisers of this press conference were also quick to initiate discussions on this sensitive topic and made it a social trend. Here are some reactions to the ‘Stop Mob Lynching’ campaign.

Swara Bhasker showered her support

The cause was highlighted

People came out in support of our constitutional rights

Swara Bhasker attended the press meet

#StopModLynching was soon a national trend

Wrong is wrong

Some harsh words were also spoken

The press conference was considered a huge success as people started discussing the issue and came out in support for humanity and asked for the age-old trend of lynching to end. The stop mob lynching campaign was quick to catch everyone’s attention, and the pain and suffering of thousands were felt by Twitterati who called out the wrong doing. Shehla Rashid also shared the reach of the ‘Stop Mob Lynching’ campaign as she tweeted, “From Swara Bhaskar to Kuldeep Nayyar to JNUSU President Mohit to Jignesh Mevani to Kanhaiya Kumar, everyone joins Stop Mob Lynching campaign.”