Pulwama: Supreme Court order Ensure Safety And Protection Of Kashmiris
The Supreme Court Bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the Central government and ten states in a petition highlighting attacks on Kashmiris after Pulwana attacks, Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves appearing for the petitioner and Attorney General KK Venugopal before issuing notice.
“We have also gone through the advisories issued by the Home Ministry to the Chief Secretaries and the DGPs of all states. These advisories already issue shall be reiterated from Time to time. The Chief Secretaries, the DGPs and the Police Commissioner of Delhi are directed to take prompt and necessary action to prevent all incidents of threat, assault, social boycott and other coercive acts in the aftermath of the terrorist attack of February 14”, ordered the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi.
Bench also ordered Nodal Officers appointed by the Home Ministry to take steps to prevent acts of threat, intimidation, social boycott, and assault on Kashmiris. The appointment of such nodal officers have to be given wide publicity, among the citizen.
The petition was filed by 9 states and the Central government as respondents. The respondent states are Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Meghalaya, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.
Further, the DGPs of states have also been ordered to ensure that such violence does not take place.
The matter will now be taken up by apex Court on Wednesday next week.