Opinion | The Importance Of Being President Pranab Mukherjee

Commenting on the increasing incidents of lynchings, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Saturday that when “mob frenzy becomes so high and irrational, uncontrollable”, people “have to pause and reflect” and be proactively “vigilant” to “save the basic tenets of our country.” Otherwise, he said, future generations will “demand an explanation from us.” His remarks came days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that killing people in the name of protecting the cow was “unacceptable” and went against the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.