Thousands fled after Violence in Bengal, Supreme Court notice to Mamata govt

New Delhi: The West Bengal violence was heard in the Supreme Court today. Some of the violence affected people and social activists had filed a petition in the Supreme court which was heard today. The petition sought SIT investigation into the cases of violence and help to the victims who were rendered homeless.

In West Bengal, the Supreme court on Monday issued a notice to the Mamata government on a petition seeking an inquiry by the SIT into the exodus of people due to post-poll violence. The petition also sought relief from the exodus of displaced persons. A bench of Justices Vineet Sharan and B R Gavai allowed the petitioner to be a defendant in the case besides the Government of West Bengal Bengal to the National Human Rights Commission, the National Commission for Women, the National Commission for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The next hearing in the court will be held on June 7.

Senior advocate Pinki Anand, appearing for the petitioner during the hearing, said that it is necessary to make these commissions respondents to ascertain the relief required for the victims and those displaced internally due to violence. The PIL claimed that the police and the 'state sponsored goons' are in a mix. That is why the police are not investigating the cases and have failed to provide security to those who are feeling the threat of life. The petition claimed displacement of more than one lakh people.

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