Fix re­spon­si­bil­ity in loss of life dur­ing stirs: SC

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I ex­press my an­guish over the re­peated loss of life dur­ing stirs and huge dam­age to pub­lic prop­erty dur­ing ag­i­ta­tions. What is even more con­cern­ing is that those in­dulging in it are able to es­cape ei­ther with just no pun­ish­ment or with very mi­nor pun­ish­ment! This must end now once and for all and those who are re­spon­si­ble for loss of life dur­ing stirs and for caus­ing dam­age to prop­erty dur­ing stirs must be iden­ti­fied and pun­ished most strictly and they must be made to com­pen­sate for the dam­age that they have caused to pub­lic prop­erty.

Over the is­sue, the Supreme Court on Novem­ber 28 asked Cen­tre to cre­ate courts in ev­ery state and union ter­ri­tory to fix ac­count­abil­ity for van­dal­ism and com­pen­sate the vic­tims of such vi­o­lent protests. Cen­tre must stop wast­ing time on this score or in­dulging in buy­ing time on one pre­text or the other and take im­me­di­ate ac­tion on this score. Our na­tion is be­com­ing a laugh­ing stock in front of the world as those in­dulging in dam­ag­ing prop­erty dur­ing stirs and caus­ing loss of lives are rarely brought to book and are al­lowed to get away most eas­ily which is all be­cause of lack of ac­tion on the part of the gov­ern­ment of the day! What Apex Court has said must be taken most se­ri­ously and what it has di­rected to be done must be done forth­with with­out for­ward­ing any lame ex­cuses.

Supreme Court of In­dia

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