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Supreme Court issued notices against the State of Maharashtra in a matter related to the Dhole Communal Violence

Date : 06/03/2013

In the matter of: Naseer G. Mohammad Vs State of Maharastra.

The Hon’ble Supreme Court bench comprising Justice C.K. Prasad and Justice Khalifullah issued notices against the State of Maharashtra in a matter related to the Communal Violence which took place on 6th of January 2013, where 6 innocent youths were killed, 52 injured and 35 houses & shops were burned. Policemen were involved in the burning and looting of the Houses all belonging to Minority community. Supreme Court took strict note of the police action and asked for the state response in 4 weeks.

The writ petition was filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India by Petitioner no. 1 who is the father of the deceased Asim Ahmad aged 24 years, Petitioner no. 2 who is the elder brother of deceased Imran Ali aged 23 years and a relative of the deceased Saud Rais Patel aged 17 years, Petitioner No. 3 who is a reputed and registered Society working on issues relating to secularism and communal violence.

This petition is being filed in respect of the communal attack on Muslims at Dhule, Maharashtra on 6.1.13 in which the police themselves participated in smashing the vehicles of the Muslim community, in setting fire to their shops and houses and in firing in such a manner that 6 persons were killed and 52 injured, all from the Muslim community. 35 houses were burnt to the ground and many shops were also burnt.

After that the police registered FIRs against the Muslim community and it is only much later when the minority community raised a protest that complaints are being accepted by the police, but no FIR is being registered behalf of the Muslim community till date.

Hence the petition was filed to seek a direction from this Court to establish an SIT (special investigating team) consisting of policemen from outside the state of Maharashtra to investigate this incident and conduct the prosecutions in respect thereof and to compensate the kins next to the victims of those who were killed and compensate to those who are injured and whose houses were burned.

Contract person:
Advocate Tariq Adeeb
Cell No. 09310677131

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