The Supreme Court vacation bench of Justices Vineet Saran and B.R. Gavai today allowed the impleadment of certain organisations, such as the National Commission for Women (NCW) and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), into the hearing of a plea seeking directions against the West Bengal government to end “state-sponsored” violence, constitute a SIT to investigate fairly into the issue and take action against culprits.
The court today issued notice in this regard and has set June 7 as the next date of hearing.
Senior Advocate Pinky Anand, arguing for the petitioners, claimed that social workers have been “harassed” in the post-poll violence in West Bengal.
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She said that various commissions, such as the National Commission for Women have reported on the condition in relief camps. She asked for the commission to be made party respondents. Others crying to be made party, said the counsel, was the National Human Rights Commission.