New Delhi, March 2: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear a petition filed by victims of the communal violence in Delhi, seeking registration of a FIR against BJP leaders Kapil Mishra and others who gave hate speeches.
The PIL has been filed by 10 people from northeast Delhi who are victims of the communal clashes that rocked the national capital over three days last week. The petitioners have demanded immediate filing of FIRs against Kapil Mishra, Anurag Thakur, Pravesh Verma and all others who have made hate speeches and incited violence.
The petitioners have also sought the formation of a special investigative team (SIT) with officers from outside Delhi to probe the violence. They have also demanded that the Army be called in to maintain law and order in the affected areas of northeast Delhi.
The petitioners from northeast Delhi have also sought a probe by an inquiry committee headed by a retired judge to look into the police’s role in the clashes in which at least 42 people were killed by mobs.
Advocate Colin Gonsalves said even last night people have died and the Delhi High Court is delaying the hearing.
To this, CJI SA Bobde said, “We are not saying people should die but this kind of pressure the court can’t handle. It raises expectations that this court can stop rioting. We can only step in once something has happened.”
“We will hear the matter but it must be understood that court come on to the scene after something is done. The court cannot stop it. We wish for peace but we know there are limitations on our power,” said CJI Bobde.