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SC dismisses plea seeking judicial inquiry into communal incidents during Ram Navami, Hanuman Jayanti

"Don’t ask for such reliefs which can’t be granted by the court," the top court told the petitioner.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 26, 2022 11:37:52 am
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The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed a PIL seeking judicial inquiry into the recent incidents of communal violence during Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanthi celebrations in different parts of the country.

A bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao and B R Gavai dismissed the plea filed by advocate Vishal Tiwari. “You want inquiry to be headed by former CJI? Is anybody free? Find out…What kind of relief is this…” the bench asked.

“Don’t ask for such reliefs which can’t be granted by the court,” the top court told the petitioner.

Tiwari, in his plea, had sought directions to hold an inquiry into the clashes that took place in Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat during Ram Navami.

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The PIL 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.

“Such actions are absolutely discriminatory and do not fit into the notion of democracy and rule of law,” the plea submitted.

Bulldozers tore down several concrete and temporary structures close to a mosque in Jahangirpuri on Wednesday last as part of an anti-encroachment drive by the BJP-ruled civic body, days after the northwest Delhi neighbourhood was rocked by communal violence.

(With inputs from PTI)

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