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SC issues notice to West Bengal government over post poll violence

May 25, 2021
Supreme Court has issued a notice against the West Bengal government over the issue of state sponsored Post Poll violence 

The Supreme Court of India issued a notice to Mamata Banerjee government over the post poll violence. The notice was issued when a plea to stop the post poll violence. This according to plea was sponsored by state government. The plea said that the supreme Court should stop the allegedly post poll violence after the state assembly elections. The violence was started just after the announcement of the results in the state.

A bench of Justice Vineet Saran and Justice BR Gavai asked the government to file it’s response over the plea filed . And on request of senior advocate Pinky Anand, appearing for the petitioner agreed to make NHRC and National commission of Women and children a party to the PIL .

The plea filled by five social activists and two lawyers also sought to the Constitution. And requested for a SIT to investigate. And take appropriate action on the culprits who were reported in the incident.

The petition seeking for SIT provides relief and rehabilitation for lakh of persons who were displaced from there state after post poll violence. The post poll violence was initiated by West Bengal ruling party TMC alleged bythe plea.

The apex court directed by the government to reply before 7th June and the next hearing was placed to second week of June. The plea placed by Arun Mukherjee and others claimed that the post poll violence in West Bengal has led to the exodus of rhe people and internal displacement in the state.

Police helping the goons?

The police and the state sponsored goons are in cahoots owing to which the government is not investigating the cases. The plea further claimed that due to this issue the people are facing threats to their life. And the government and police are unable to provide protection.

It asked to immediate relief for the internally displaced persons who were affected by post poll violence. It also asked that these relief must be done by setting up camps, providing food and medicines and pandemic resources.

Supreme Court of India

The PIL further sought to the centre to construct a inquiry commission to access the scale and cause of the exodus. And also claimed that the government should provide relief for the internally displaced persons by making provision. For their rehabilitation, processing of food, compensation for the loss of family members. Property, livelihood , mental and emotional agony.

With inputs from PTI.

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