Women Advocates from 28 states write to chief justice of India, to stop post poll violence in West Bengal

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 26th May. In a representation signed by 2093 women advocates from 28 states and eight union territories of India they have requested Chief Justice of India to take cognizance of the post poll violence and erosion of rule of law and institutional break down in the state.
In the letter dated 21.05.2021 the lady advocates sought to draw the attention of You’re the chief justice of India towards the constitutional crisis and deplorable condition of the citizens of the country residing in the State of West Bengal due to the post poll violence continuing since 02.05.2021. The letter stated that the incidents of violence have shackled the conscience of thousands of women lawyers across the length and breadth of ‘Bharat’. The perpetrators of violence have not even spared women and children. The letter said that the police is hand in gloves with the goons and the victims are not in a position to even register their complaints. There is a complete breakdown of the constitutional machinery in the State. Even the media is silent for past few days and not showing the true and current picture of the State of West Bengal.
The requested to constitute a Special Investigation Team to register FIRs and investigate into the deaths and other vengeful
attacks as being reported in news. The lady advocates plea was to appoint a nodal officer not belonging to West Bengal police to register the complaints of the victims and a court monitored investigation a trial by specially constituted fast track court wherever charge sheet is filed by the SIT, regarding cases emanating from the post poll violence in the State of West Bengal. The above-mentioned advocates also requested to issue directions that all post poll violence victims/family members may be duly compensated for death /injuries, loss of property etc. by the State
of West Bengal, Director General of Police of the State of West Bengal should be directed to set up an effective complaint mechanism at all levels on priority basis and to file a daily report before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, regarding the complaints received by Police Department from all channels;
Jaita Das, Paramita Dey and others said that the direction be issued to the Director General of Police of the State of West Bengal to provide full protection to the victims; G. Directions may be issued to all Commissions i.e. National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Women, National Commission for protection of Child Rights, Commission of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Backward classes to appoint competent nodal officers to record the statements of victims through virtual mode and contact numbers of those nodal officers be widely circulated

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