After Manipur and Rajasthan, the West Bengal government introduced The West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Act, 2019, in the House, which was passed later. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee claimed its provisions would be “sterner than the Indian Penal Code. From pre-independence times, Bengal has showed the way for solutions to complex problems. Bengal led from the front to have Sati outlawed. Today, Bengal is again the first state to introduce a bill against lynching.” Mamata also urged the Centre and all states to pass laws to curb lynchings, calling it a “social evil”.