SC refuses to entertain PIL by victims of terrorism in Punjab

Last Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 21:40

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused
to entertain a PIL filed by victims of terrorism in Punjab
seeking a direction to the government to rehabilitate them.

A bench headed by the Chief Justice SH Kapadia declined
to pass any order on a petition filed by Terrorist Violence
Victims Association and asked it to approach the Punjab and
Haryana High Court.

"Why don`t you go to the High Court? How can we go on
passing a direction as if the High Court does not exist", the
bench said.

Advocate Pradeep Gupta, appearing for the petitioner,
submitted persons who were displaced during the period of
terrorism in the state have not been properly rehabilitated.

He pleaded the court should pass a direction to the
government to provide a job to at least one member of each
displaced family.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 25, 2011 - 21:40
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