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West Bengal post-poll violence: SC points discover to Mamata Banerjee govt on plea in search of reduction for victims-India News , Firstpost

The apex courtroom directed the Bengal authorities to file a reply by 7 June and posted the matter for subsequent listening to within the second week of June

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued discover to the West Bengal authorities on a plea in search of an investigation into post-poll violence and in search of rehabilitation of victims of the violence that broke out after the declaration of Assembly ballot outcomes on 2 May.

A Bench of Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai on the request of senior advocate Pinky Anand, showing for the petitioner, agreed to make the National Human Rights Commission, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and the National Commission for Protection of Women and Child Rights events within the case.

The apex courtroom directed the federal government to file a reply by 7 June and posted the matter subsequent for listening to within the second week of June.

“Petitioners are aggrieved with the post-electoral violence in Bengal from 2 May causing bombing, murder, gang rape, outraging of modesty of women, arson, kidnapping, loot, vandalism and destruction of public property, which led to a widespread fear and terror in the minds of ordinary residents of the state, ultimately forcing them to leave their homes,” the plea learn.

The police and “state-sponsored goons” are in cahoots, owing to which the previous isn’t investigating circumstances and are failing to supply safety to those that are going through threats to their lives, it claimed.

It requested to supply speedy reduction to the internally displaced individuals affected attributable to post-poll violence by organising camps, making provision for meals, medicines and pandemic sources.

The petitioners sought the structure of a Special Investigation Team and organising a fast-track courtroom to research and take a look at the circumstances.

The plea stated the courtroom ought to “protect the state from internal disturbance and ensure that the government in the state is carried on”. It requested the courtroom to direct the Centre to “deploy Central protection forces, including Armed Forces, for the restoration of law and order in West Bengal”.

The petition stated the previous couple of days, following the elections outcomes, had seen an exodus from Bengal.

“The exodus of the people in West Bengal due to state-sponsored violence has posed serious humanitarian issues related to their survival, where they are forced to live in deplorable conditions, in violation of their fundamental rights enshrined under Article 21 of the Constitution of India,” learn the plea.

The petition urged the courtroom to direct the Centre to “constitute an Inquiry Commission to assess the scale and causes of the exodus”.

The petitioners are Arun Mukherjee, Debjani Halder, Prosanta Das, Paramita Dey and Bhupen Halder, Live Law reported.

As per the petition, Mukherjee and Halder are social activists, Das is a sufferer of post-poll violence in Cooch Behar district, Dey and Halder are advocates practising in West Bengal whose properties and workplaces had been destroyed by TMC staff.

With inputs from companies

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