Much absent opposition in Uttar Pradesh is back in the picture after several cases of deteriorated law and order. The recent case of Former MLA Nirvendra Kumar Mishra allegedly beaten to death in Lakhimpur Kheri. Nirvendra Kumar Munna had been elected from the Nighasan constituency as an independent legislator in 1989 and 1991 and 1993 as the candidate of the Samajwadi Party. His son, Sanjeev Kumar, when intervened to protect his father also got beaten up by the crowd.
Mob lynching and group justice are not new to the people of state and country. The phenomenon started with BJP coming in power in 2014.
The recent hike in rape cases and now no security even to the known political figures raises questions on the administrative failure of the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s state. It’s time for BJP led the government to reflect upon the crisis the state is going through and take strict action against mob lynching. The famous 2015 Dadri case became a worldwide shame to the country. No action against the lynchers and support from political gurus have further strengthened the position of these hooligans who believe in the idea of taking law in their own hands and delivering justice themselves. These people think that they are punishing the sufferer for doing something wrong and punish the purported accused without following any rules of law. The former MLA was seriously injured and succumbed to injuries on way to the hospital while his son has been admitted to a local hospital in very critical condition.
There was a minor skirmish over a land dispute and situation escalated, during which he got injured & was taken to hospital where he was declared dead a police official said.
The grieving family has unveiled that scores of armed men had forcibly occupied the disputed land and thwacked up the father and son. Local people are protesting and organized a massive
demonstration in Lakhimpur.
Samajwadi Party chief and former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav also launched a coruscating attack on the government over the horrific incident. Aam Admi Party MP Sanjay Singh earlier claimed that there is “jungle raj” in UP and accused the Yogi Adityanath government of deliberately targeting the Brahmins. Several politicians organized protests and targeted the BJP government.
The increase in crime rates clearly indicates a lack of enforcement of the existing laws and
accountability of the enforcement agencies by the current regime in power. There is no fear of law among criminals.
UP has witnessed a series of crimes in the last few days. While the rape and murder have made
national headlines, there have been a series of such incidents in the state within this month. But, as a break with law acquired a cold new finality, state turning into hell, one could not help but ask whether any law would survive the destructive wrath of culprits or the “jungle raj” in the state will continue.