March 30, 2023

The utility has been listed for listening to in Calcutta High Court on Monday (File)


The West Bengal authorities has filed an utility earlier than the Calcutta High Court searching for recall of its order that directed the chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to represent a committee to look at all instances of alleged human rights violations throughout post-poll violence within the state.

The utility has been listed for listening to on Monday earlier than a five-judge, which handed the order two days in the past after bearing in mind the PILs on post-poll violence.

The state authorities prayed for grant of a chance to cope with a report by the member secretary of the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) on the matter earlier than the following date of listening to, and make submissions on the steps taken by it on such complaints of clashes and violence.

The PILs have alleged that political assaults have led to displacement of individuals from their residences, bodily assault, destruction of property and ransacking of places of work.

The authorities additionally prayed that the findings within the order of June 18 “against the state of West Bengal and/or its officers may be expunged”.

It claimed that the order had been handed with out giving the state a chance to file its response in reference to the SLSA member secretary’s report.

The state additionally prayed for a keep of operations given within the order until the disposal of the PILs.

The five-judge bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and justices I P Mukerji, Harish Tandon, Soumen Sen and Subrata Talukdar, has directed the chairperson of the NHRC to kind a panel for inspecting all instances of alleged human rights violations throughout post-poll violence.

The bench mentioned that the committee will scrutinise the complaints the NHRC has acquired or may obtain, and submit a complete report earlier than it in regards to the current scenario, after “may be by visiting the affected areas”.

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