Your writ doesn`t run in half the state: SC to C`garh
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Last Updated: Friday, July 09, 2010, 20:13
New Delhi: The Supreme Court today virtually ticked off the government in Chhattisgarh, hit by Maoist violence, suggesting its writ does not run in half the state.

"In 50 per cent of the districts, you don't even have the government! Where is the question of your implementing the Act?" a Bench of Justices R V Raveendran and H L Gokhale quipped.

The Bench made the remarks after the counsel for Chhattisgarh government claimed during the hearing of a PIL that the state was assidiously implemenating the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000.

He claimed the state had set up a District Welfare Board and Child Welfare Committees, prompting the Bench to make the comments.

Chhattisgarh has been the hotbed of Maoist violence in recent months which witnessed the killing of 76 CRPF personnel in Dantewada this year on April 6, followed by the Narayanpur killing of 26 other personnel on June 29.


First Published: Friday, July 09, 2010, 20:13

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