The Supreme Court, while hearing appeal on post-poll violence in WB, instructed the Centre. The state government and the Election Commission of India to submit their reply in four weeks.
The Supreme Court on Thursday furnished the decree hearing appeal that sought probe by the Special Investigation Teams (SIT) into the savagery initiated in West Bengal after assembly poll results decided.
In the fresh appeal, the petitioner asserted that “thousands of Hindus were assaulted by Muslims as revenge for supporting the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party]”.
The appeal claimed, “Thousands of residents of West Bengal victimised, penalised and tortured by the workers of the Trinamool Congress [TMC] for supporting the opponent political party, Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP]. During the general elections of the state assembly occurred in April 2021 of which aftermath announced on 2.05.2021 [May 2, 2021].”
Multiple petitions heard on the subject of post-poll violence in West Bengal.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE CASE SO FAR
West Bengal observed random incidents of political brutality after the results of the assembly polls decided. The ruling TMC and the BJP blaming each other for assaulting their workers.
Before , a bunch appeal documented accusing post-poll violence in the state. Following which the Calcutta High Court instructed the chairperson of the NHRC to form a committee. To examine all cases of supposed human rights infringements in incidents of post-poll violence in West Bengal.
Afterwards, WB government approached the court seeking the recall of a decree passed earlier. In respect of a bunch of PILs lodged. Asserting deracination of people, physical attacks, damaging of property and ransacking of offices owing to post-poll violence.
Noticing that the Bengal government’s advance in matters related to post-poll violence did not inspire confidence. The Calcutta HC on Monday declined the dispensation’s prayer for recall of an order that instructed the NHRC chairperson to form a board to examine cases of supposed human rights violations.
Currently, the NHRC committee, formed on the command of the Calcutta High Court, receive representations from complainants starting Sunday, an official said.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court urged the central government, the West Bengal government and the Election Commission to lodge a reply before the supreme court in four weeks.
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