Fix responsibility in loss of life during stirs: SC
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