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| @theleaflet_in | February 22,2019

THE Supreme Court on Friday, February 22, 2019, has issued notice on the plea seeking protection of Kashmiris living, working and studying in other parts of India, after the Pulwama terrorist attack that killed 49 CRPF soldiers on February 14, 2019.

Attorney General of India K K Venugopal appearing for the Central Government submitted before the bench presided over by the Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi that Centre has already issued an advisory to all states. CJI directed the Nodal Officers (who were appointed in pursuance of the Supreme Court orders in mob lynching case filed by Tehseen Poonawalla and Tushar Gandhi) to ensure safety and protection of Kashmiris and other minorities in the wake of Pulwama attack.

The Supreme Court has also directed the DGPs and Chief Secretaries of States to take prompt action view of the advisory issued by the Central Government and to ensure safety and security of Kashmiris.

The Supreme Court directed to give wide publicity to the Court’s order.

Background of case

 

Yesterday, on February 21, 2019, Senior Advocate Colin Gonsalves mentioned before CJI Ranjan Gogoi a plea seeking protection of Kashmiris following the terror attack in Pulwama which killed 49 CRPF personnel on February 14, 2019. There are several reports in media of incidents of violence against the Kashmiris living in different cities of India, by the right-wing Hindutva groups.

Senior Advocate Gonsalves in his petition sought directions from the Supreme Court to prevent threats, assault, violent attacks, social boycott, ostracism, evictions and other coercive acts by groups and mobs against Kashmiris in the wake of the Pulwama terrorist attack on CRPF jawans.

He also had prayed “to appoint a senior officer as a Nodal Officer in every state and union territory and in every sensitive district to prevent acts of violence and discrimination and vigilantism” and “to set up a single helpline through the country for the Kashmiris”.

 

 

Read the Order.

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