New Delhi: Virtually ticking off
those championing the human rights cause of law-breakers, the
Supreme Court on Wednesday wondered why nobody talked about those who
die of starvation, farmers` suicide and security men getting
killed in terrorist violence.
A bench of justices G S Singhvi and S J Mukhopadhya felt
uman rights violation cannot be the prerogative of a few
privileged as it was as much available to other marginalised
sections of the society and victims of violence.
"What about the psyche of the victims of violence? So
many security people gave up their lives in defending
Parliament. Those brave people have been forgotten in a day.
In this case too, nine people were killed and 29 injured. Has
any one found out about their feelings? What about their human
rights" the bench said.
The apex court made the remarks while dealing with the
appeal filed by Punjab terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar
who was awarded death penalty for triggering a bomb blast here
in September 1993 killing nine people, challenging the
government`s eight-year delay in dealing with his mercy