West Bengal post poll violence: Calcutta HC constitutes 3-member committee

Today the Calcutta High Court ordered the formation of a three-member committee to ensure that persons displaced by post poll violence in West Bengal are able to return to their houses.

The court stated that the people have a right to go back to their homes and live peacefully and it’s the duty of the State to ensure that law and order is maintained.

The committee will consists of nominees of the State Human Rights Commission, National Human Rights Commission and Member Secretary of the West Bengal State Legal Services Authority.

Moreover, High Court stated that serious action would be taken against officers who fail to respond to allegations of post poll violence in West Bengal.

Beginning of this month, the High Court asked a report from the State government on the post poll violence after the All India Trinamool Congress win the election in the 2021 State Assembly elections.

To this the West Bengal government replied to the Calcutta High Court that there was no post-poll violence in the State.

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