Mob lynching is a term used to describe the acts of violence targeted by a large group of people. Lynching, a form of violence in which a mob, under the pretext of administering justice , executes a presumed offender, often after inflicting torture.

Lynch law refers to self-constituted court that imposes sentence on a person without correct order of law. Mob lynching is basically a large group of people attacking on a fewer people.


Reports indicate that, between 1882 and 1951 in United States, 4,730 persons were lynched, of whom 1,293 were white and 3,437 were black. Lynching was a part of US during the 1950s and ’60s, when civil workers and advocates were threatened and some were even killed by mobs.


While there are so many reasons associated with it the main reason of it being

  • Lack of being about the consequences.
  • Lack of action taken by police and judicial system makes the mob take the right on their hand and us it accoring to their will.
  • Many mob lynching incidents occur because of cow vigilantism. 
  • Indirect support from government is another reason why still lynching exists.


As of 2017, several people started protesting against mob lynching’s. Many movements started which also included “Not in my name” movement. Other movement named MASUKA (Manav Suraksha Kanoon) also started in 2017 to show protest against mob lynching. Later on 2018, Indian government appointed two committees to draft law on Mob lynching’s.

But, all these aren’t enough to overcome the mob lynching happening around the world. As individuals one should come forward and rise their voice against the injustice happening to their fellow brotherman.


If a mob killed some person, it will not be called a murder. It literally means if a single person kills someone, he’ll be liable for murder, but if the same crime is committed by a mob, the people be convicted under Section 304.

Section 304 – Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. If an individual commits culpable homicide not amounting to murder, then he shall be punished with 1 or imprisonment which may extend to ten years and shall also be liable to fine.

Humanity is tested every time an unruly mob kills an innocent person. Whatever the reason is, crime is a crime and it is in the hands of each and every individual to differentiate what’s right and what’s wrong and act accordingly.