A notice was issued by the Calcutta High Court to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) regarding a prayer requesting formation of a committee to ensure that people displaced in post-poll violence in West Bengal to get to return to their respective residences and pursue work.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Prakash Srivastava and Justice R Bharadwaj directed the prayer will be taken up on April 19 during the hearing of PILs on post poll violence that was reported following the 2021 assembly elections.
Priyanka Tibrewal, the petitioner had put forward a plea to constitute a committee of two members, one from the NHRC and the State Human Rights Commission to address the complaints of 304 alleged victims of the post-poll violence.
A detailed affidavit was submitted by the petitioner mentioning the names and contact details of 303 victims. The court had allowed the petitioner to implead both the NHRC and the State Human Rights Commission in the instant proceedings for the concerned purpose.
The petitioner argued that she had served notice to the NHRC and the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), however, they refused to take action unless a formal notice is issued by the court.
The then acting Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal had ordered a CBI investigation into the cases of alleged murder and crime against women during the post poll violence that happened in West Bengal.