The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea seeking direction from the Union of India to take appropriate action against people who are allegedly involved in cow slaughter, conversions, and spreading crime in Kashmir.
The Division Bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Brij Raj Singh passed this order while hearing a petition filed by Zamanat Abbas.
By means of the petition, the petitioner has sought a writ of mandamus commanding the opposite parties/ authorities concerned to take appropriate action against the opposite parties no 6 to 9 who are private parties and who, according to the petitioner, are involved in cow slaughter, change of religion, spreading crime in Kashmir and are also snatching money from law-abiding citizens and by the said criminal activities want to disturb and destroy the unity of the country.
“One fails to understand as to how such an omnibus writ of mandamus can be issued by the Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India. The remedy, if any, i.e if there is a cause under the criminal law, is to lodge an FIR and if it is not being lodged, then to pursue the remedy under Section 156(3) CrPC but there is no way that such a direction can be issued by the Court at the behest of the petitioner. If there is any civil cause then the aggrieved person can initiate civil proceedings,” the Court said while dismissing the writ petition.