High Court notice shows Modi govt’s ‘misrule’: Congress

Congress today accused the Narendra Modi government of “misrule and non-governance” after the Gujarat High Court issued a contempt notice to it for not obeying its order to compensate people whose shops were burnt in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:February 16, 2012 7:20 am

Congress today accused the Narendra Modi government of “misrule and non-governance” after the Gujarat High Court issued a contempt notice to it for not obeying its order to compensate people whose shops were burnt in the 2002 post-Godhra riots.

“It is for the Modi government to take note of. It should bring to an end what they have been doing so far. It brings out the misrule and non-governance in BJP-ruled Gujarat,” Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhary said.

She alleged the BJP government had “misled” the country by insisting that they were not guilty of the statewide riots.

The notice comes a week after the court indicted the government for non-restoration of the religious places destroyed during the 2002 statewide riots.

HRD Minister Kapil Sibal lamented at the slow pace of court process. “I grieve for those innocent people who are waiting for justice for the last nine or 10 years…It speaks very poorly of the system of justice that is operative in the country,” he said.

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