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Post-election violence in Bengal: Supreme Court seeks state response in 2 weeks | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the government of West Bengal, the National Commission for Human Rights and the National Commission for Women to respond to a PIL seeking help and rehabilitation of thousands of people allegedly displaced by post-violence violence. election that was supposedly orchestrated. by TMC supporters against BJP workers.
Attorney Pinky Anand convinced a court of Justices Vineet Saran and BR Gavai to take notice of the allegations made in the PIL and issue a notice to the defendants. The NHRC, through advocate Amit Sharma, said it had sent two teams to investigate the post-election violence and would file the reports with the SC. Five petitioners, led by Arun Mukherjee, drew the court’s attention to the precarious situation caused by the violence unleashed by TMC supporters. They said the state and the Center should establish camps for displaced people.
They also asked the CS to establish an SIT to investigate incidents of political violence and selective assassinations in the state. In a PIL conducted by the relatives of two of the 18 BJP workers allegedly killed by TMC workers during the post-election violence, the West Bengal government said that a five-judge court from Calcutta HC was taking up the issue. But the bench of judges Saran and Gavai stood firm in dealing with the issue and told the state government to submit a response in two weeks.



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