Sunil Dutt explained ‘mob lynching’ years ago in ‘Munna Bhai MBBS’

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday condemned recent incidents of lynching and mob violence against Dalits and minority community members as “horrendous acts of mobocracy”, and asked the Parliament to pass a law establishing lynching as a separate offence with punishment.

Recently, a video of Sunil Dutt from the 2003 film Munna Bhai MBBS went viral on social media, for the crisp way it explains ‘moblynching’:

A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra held that it was the obligation of the State
to protect citizens and ensure that the “pluralistic social fabric” of the country holds against mob violence.

The judgment authored by Chief Justice Misra for the Bench, also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar
and DY Chandrachud, said such law should be effective enough to instill a sense of fear in the
perpetrators.