A mob of around 200 villagers flouting all lockdown norms, lynched three people, including two Hindu monks, in Maharashtra’s Palghar on April 17. While the policemen seemed overpowered, the scenes of the lynching went viral on social media rapidly and drew a lot of public attention and political commentary. Bollywood filmmaker and actor Farhan Akhtar recently took to his Twitter account to condemn the shocking act.

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Farhan mentioned that such kind of violence should have no place in our society. He also added that he hopes that the murderers are arrested as soon as possible.

Farhan Akhtar Condemns The Shocking Palghar Mob Lynching; Demands Swift Justice
Farhan Akhtar Condemns The Shocking Palghar Lynching: “Mob Rule Should’ve NO Place In Our Society”

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Reportedly, the two monks and their driver were travelling from Nashik to Surat, were lynched late on Thursday night in the Jawahar area of Palghar on the suspicion of being thieves. The mob started questioning them, abused and then assaulted them brutally with sticks, rods and stones. Maharashtra’s CM Uddhav Thackeray took to Twitter to assure the citizens of the government’s action on the crime and also said that the government will not spare anyone who is responsible for the heinous crime. 110 have been arrested.

Farhan Akhtar is one of the many celebs who express their views on socio-political issues of the country. The actor is always well read and aware of the surroundings and often shares his views on Twitter. Not just Farhan Akhtar, but many netizens are outraged over the heinous act and have been tweeting about it angrily.

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