HC snub for Mamata Banerjee rejects plea to recall NHRC probe into post-poll violence
Calcutta HC dismisses Bengal govt’s plea, NHRC to probe post-poll violence – India News (indiatoday. in)
A five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal, dismissed the plea of the TMC government for recalling the order passed on June 18.
The order came in respect of a clutch of petitions alleging displacement of people from their residences, physical assault, destruction of property, and ransacking of places of business owing to post-poll violence in the state. The West Bengal government filed an affidavit before the High Court of Calcutta, appealing that they should their previous judgment based on post-poll violence.
The bench of judges asked the chairperson of NHRC to combine all the details and create a panel of members who can examine all cases of alleged human rights violations and submit a comprehensive report before it about the present situation after “maybe by visiting the affected areas”.
Slamming Mamta Banerjee’s statement, Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani mentioned that women in Calcutta are being taken away from their home and being raped openly, be it a woman of any caste. With pain in her voice, she questioned the moral ground of every politician in the country.
A 60-year-old lady approached the Supreme Court stating that she was raped in front of her 6-year-old grandson just because she was a BJP worker. How much more rapes does Mamata Banerjee needs to see before she takes an action.
Giving her personal example, Smriti further said that my car has been attacked multiple times, just imagine, how can a common man be safe in the state. She questions people who call themselves human rights activists, and why didn’t they hold any procession in front of the Press Club for women who were raped. She urged the government to not remain a mere spectator when people of the state are begging for pity from Mamata Banerjee.
In the interview, BJP leader Smriti Irani said referring to Mamta Banerjee that, “I express my gratitude to the court as this will give belief to the people, who were harassed, murdered, and women who were raped, that they will get justice”. I’m seeing for the first time in our democracy that a CM is watching people dying because they didn’t vote for her.