NCRB plans to create database on lynchings

At present no centralised data is available on lynchings, which have been reported in cases of theft, witchcraft, and recently over child theft and cow-protection.

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Published:July 9, 2017 5:37 am
NCRB plan, NCRB data base, NCRB lynching data base, India lynching, Indian express, india news, latest news With the Opposition accusing it of vitiating the atmosphere, prompting such violence in the name of the cow, the BJP has argued that there were more lynchings during the UPA regime.

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), that tabulates and analyses crime data from across the country every year, is planning to now collect detailed data on lynchings as well. If this is approved by the Union Home Ministry, the NCRB will collect country-wide data on lynching incidents annually, and record causes and analyse reasons for the same.

NCRB Director Ish Kumar confirmed to The Sunday Express that a meeting was held on Tuesday, adding that these were still initial stages of the plan. At present no centralised data is available on lynchings, which have been reported in cases of theft, witchcraft, and recently over child theft and cow-protection.

With the Opposition accusing it of vitiating the atmosphere, prompting such violence in the name of the cow, the BJP has argued that there were more lynchings during the UPA regime. However, so far there is no official centralised data to buttress this claim. “With so much going on, we thought it would be prudent to collect authentic data on lynchings across the country and analyse the reasons that actually lead to murderous behaviour by mobs. This, we hope, will help policymakers come up with cogent solutions for such ghastly incidents. Data is the first step to formation of policy on any subject,” an NCRB official said.

An NCRB source said the bureau is writing to various states to check whether they collect such data at their end, and how the plan could be taken forward. Once the feasibility of the data collection has been established, a proposal would be prepared and put up before the Home Ministry, which would give approval for addition of a new proforma.
Following this, necessary modifications would be made in the data software for crime records and the new proforma sent to all state crime records bureaus for collecting information on lynchings.

For the past one year, the NCRB has been working on refining its data-collection process, plugging gaps, and expanding the scope of crime data. A few months ago, it invited suggestions from citizens for improvement in data collection and asked them to write in if they wished the NCRB to collect any other information. On its part too, over the past few years, the NCRB has begun tracking incidents that are impacting people and becoming a matter of concern. For example, it is considering collecting data on accidental deaths caused while taking a selfie.

In 2014, the NCRB had revised the number of its proforma from 22 to 36, bringing in many more sections of the Indian Penal Code. That year it also began collecting data on incidents involving Section 377 and gangrape.
The past few weeks alone have seen a series of lynchings, including of a young Muslim boy at Faridabad railway station when a fight over a train seat turned communal, of three Muslim men in West Bengal on allegations of cow-smuggling, of an alleged cattle smuggler by members of Gau Raksha Samiti in Jharkhand, and of a Jammu and Kashmir DSP by alleged stone-pelters.

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  1. R
    Jul 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm
    ndia under the animism, : Animism is the belief that everything has a soul or spirit, an anima in Latin, including animals(cow, reptiles, etc , plants, rocks, mountains, rivers, and stars. Animists believe each anima is a powerful spirit that can help or hurt them and are to be worshipped or feared or in some way attended to. Animism is a primitive religion whose adherents have for thousands of years deified animals, stars, and idols of any kind, and practiced spiritism, witchcraft, divination and astrology. They use magic, spells, enchantments, supers ions, amulets, talismans, charms, or anything that they believe will help to protect them from the evil spirits and placate the good spirits that are found everywhere in everything.The practice of animism opens a door for demons to enter into the lives of people who are deceived by the lie that is animism.The Bible condemns those who practice spiritism in very strong terms: That's why killing take place in India by Hindu radicals.
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      Shabih Siddiqui
      Jul 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm
      Shameless stupid comments.What is needed is not statistics of brinkmanship but the rule of law and it's enforcement.It is the duty of the State that the killers irrespective of caste political affiliation face justice and not the warmth and patronage and seats for elections.Impossible in present circumstances as it is a sure way to remain on power till the collective conscience of the country finds it disgusting.
      1. B
        B.Chandra shekara
        Jul 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm
        Very good move. At the same time, database should also be made on illegal transport of cows too
        1. H
          Jul 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm
          The most aggressive oriented people are muslims . Most of the criminals are muslims . Take a survey of say Mumbai , more than 50 criminals are muslims while the muslim population is less than 50 . It has to be taken into account . Also media is reporting selectively . I get to know some gruesome murders done by muslims on hindu women/girls and men which is motivated by religion . It is not reported in media .
          1. I
            Jul 9, 2017 at 2:50 pm
            Muslims are killing more Hindus , but media is maligning Hindus and showing Muslims as victims. Media is real culprit
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