Swara Bhaskar starts online petition for law against mob lynching, MASUKA

Updated on Jul 07, 2017 05:18 PM IST

Bollywood actor Swara Bhaskar is leading a campaign demanding ban on cow vigilante groups and a law against mob lynching.

Swara Bhaskar at the launch of a national campaign against mob lynching, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Swara Bhaskar at the launch of a national campaign against mob lynching, in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
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Bollywood actor Swara Bhasker has launched an online campaign against mob lynching on Change.org, demanding a ban on cow vigilante groups.

Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, dalit activist Jignesh Mevani, Tehseen Poonawala, students leaders Kanahaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and actor Swara Bhaskar at the launch of a national campaign against mob lynching, in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)
Veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar, dalit activist Jignesh Mevani, Tehseen Poonawala, students leaders Kanahaiya Kumar, Shehla Rashid and actor Swara Bhaskar at the launch of a national campaign against mob lynching, in New Delhi on Monday. (PTI)

The actress made an appeal to lawmakers for the enactment of a Manav Suraksha Kanoon (MASUKA) to stop such crimes. In her petition, Swara stated, “I am an actress in the Indian Film Industry. But as a conscientious citizen of India, cannot allow these lynchings to take place... I, along with thousands of young Indians, stood up against this public menace in protests that were recently held across 20 cities of the world.”

“We, together, said #NotInMyName, to such violence. Next day, PM Modi issued a statement condemning the killings in the name of gau raksha (cow protection). But even after vigilante violence has continued,” she added.

The actress concluded her appeal, saying it was time for Prime Minister Modi to “walk his talk” as the youth of this nation has elected the first PM born after independence.

“We want him to preserve our social independence,” she added.

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