Muslim cleric Maulana Wali Rahmani. Image Source: IANS News

Patna, June 26 : Muslim cleric Maulana Wali Rahmani on Wednesday said mob lynching incidents in the country are like terror acts, and demanded strict punishment to accused.

"Mob lynching incidents are like terror acts. It should be treated with seriousness and accused should be given strict punishment. Terror should not be permitted and accepted in any society," said Rahmani, head of the Imarat-e-Sharia, a Muslim body in Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha.

Referring to the recent lynching of a man in Jharkhand on June 24, Rahmani said that mere criticising and condemning the incident is not enough.

He urged the central government as well as the state government to act against mob lynching without delay.

Rahmani said Imarat-e-Sharia has decided to contest cases of victims of mob lynching in the court. He has appealed family members of victims of mob lynching to approach Imarat-e-Sharia to fight their cases.

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