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SC asks Civil Aviation Ministry to look into PIL

The court referred the PIL moved by 812 Foundation.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 14, 2013 2:49:55 am

The Supreme Court Friday asked the Civil Aviation Ministry to consider the suggestions in a PIL highlighting aviation safety issues in India. The court said it acknowledged the seriousness of the matter but the issue required experts to look at the contentions made in the PIL and it was not for a court to go into such technicalities.

The court referred the PIL moved by 812 Foundation,formed by lawyers and kin of a victim of the 2010 Mangalore plane crash,to the ministry for looking into the grievances and addressing them.

It refused to admit the petition,saying the ministry would be in a better position to offer solutions. The foundation said it has approached the apex court as the 13 airports,spanning seven states,had been declared critical as far as air safety was concerned.

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