Violence in Delhi: the Supreme Court agrees to hear on March 4 a petition for accommodation from FIR
NEW DELHI: On Monday, they agreed to hear on March 4 a petition for accommodation of FIRs against BJP leaders, and Abhay Verma, for their alleged hate speeches that allegedly led to recent violence in Delhi in which more than 40 people lost life and injured scores.
The petition filed by 10 victims of violence was mentioned for urgent inclusion before a bank headed by the President of Supreme Court SA Bobde, who said it would be heard on Wednesday.
We are not saying that people should die. That kind of pressure that we are not equipped to handle. We cannot prevent things from happening. We cannot provide preventive relief. We feel a kind of pressure on us, the CJI said when a principal lawyer, appearing for the petitioners, requested an urgent list of the statement.
The bank, which also includes Judges BR Gavai and Surya Kant, said the court can deal with a situation only after it occurs and is not equipped to prevent it.
The kind of pressure on us, you should know, we can't handle that, the bank said, adding: We also read the newspapers and the comments made. It is as if the court were responsible.
We would like peace, but you know there are limitations, the CJI told Gonsalves, who said the court can prevent further deterioration of the situation.
When the bank said it had already received petitions, Gonsalves said the higher court postponed the matter for almost six weeks and that it was disappointing.
When people are still dying, why can't the high court hear it urgently, he said and urged the main court to list the hearing request on Tuesday.
The bank agreed to list the hearing request on Wednesday and said: We will see what we can do.
The petition has sought several directions, including the establishment of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) composed of officials from outside Delhi and headed by an integrity and reputation officer and capable of acting independently.
He has also requested an address from a retired judge to investigate communal attacks and identify the police people involved in the riots and order such police officers to be removed from service in accordance with the law.
All of them have experienced a link between the hate speech slogan made by 4 prominent people who belong to the ruling party that were repeated again and again not only in Delhi but throughout the country, which urged the followers of these leaders to take the law into their own hands and kill peaceful protesters, the statement said, while seeking the prosecution of Thakur, Verma, Mishra and others who allegedly participated in criminal activities that led to violence.
Meanwhile, social activist Yogita Bhayana has filed a separate petition at the cusp court in search of a SIT investigation monitored by the court about the disturbance incident and the murder of the intelligence bureau official (IB) Ankit Sharma in the violence.
The statement, filed through lawyer Utsav Singh Bains, also sought departmental actions against police officers who could not avoid violence.
The separate statement presented by the victims of violence alleges that the mafia of the armed right had deprived residents and peaceful protesters of their life and personal freedom and the state claimed the sacred fundamental right to life and personal freedom of the peacefully protesting to the students .
The allegation says that if the situation of law and order deteriorates further, the Center should be directed to request the Army to maintain law and order in Delhi and particularly in areas where communal attacks on people are more fierce
He asked the authorities for an address to pay exemplary compensation to those who have been killed or injured in the violence.
He said that CCTV images of all cameras in and around protest sites should be preserved and authorities should be directed to ensure the safety and protection of all protest sites, especially women and children.
The allegation says that the authorities should be directed to perform DNA tests in cases where only unidentifiable parts of the deceased's body are available and the bodies must be maintained in a dignified and hygienic manner in the mortuaries and in other places with immediate effect.
He also sought an address to hospitals and health institutions to provide the families of those affected immediately with post-mortem reports and their complete medical records along with the bodies.
He said that adequate food should be provided to all affected families in areas affected by violence, as well as in hospitals and other detention areas.
The allegation said that the police should be ordered to declare on the website the complete list with the names of the people who have been arrested by them or by the paramilitary forces and that these people should have access to their relatives and defenders.