SC Rejects Plea over Communal Clashes

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  • The plea sought directions to hold an enquiry into communal clashes that took place in other states.
  • Supreme court rejects plea on communal clashes.
  • Plea demanded enquiry on bulldozer justice.

New Delhi: The SC on Tuesday, rejected a request for a judicial commission to probe the recent communal violence in Delhi’s Jahangirpuri and in seven other states during Ram Navami.

The plea filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari in which he had sought directions to hold an inquiry into the clashes that took place in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat during Ram Navami, was dismissed by a bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai.

You want an inquiry to be headed by former CJI (Chief Justice of India)? Is anybody free? Find out… What kind of relief is this… Don’t ask for such reliefs which can’t be granted by this court. Dismissed,” the judges said.

The plea also sought directions to set up a similar committee to inquire into the arbitrary action of ‘bulldozer Justice’ in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh.

On the ocassion of Ram Navami, communal clashes were reported from Delhi’s Jahangirpuri. Eight policemen and a civilian were injured in the violence. So far 27 people have been arrested in connection with the case.

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