West Bengal: TMC govt appeals to Calcutta HC to reconsider its July 2 order on post-poll violence

Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Tuesday appealed to a larger bench of the Calcutta High Court to reconsider its recent order on post-poll violence and also said that the TMC government had cooperated with the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC).

On July 2, a five-judge bench of the High Court had slammed the Trinamool Congress government for failing to curb the post-poll violence and had directed the police to register all complaints from the victims and also asked police to ensure medical treatment including covid vaccination. The Calcutta High Court had also ordered to provide ration for the affected even if their ration cards are looted.

During today’s hearing, the state government urged the Court to consider its order as the state government has cooperated with the NHRC and also said that the July 2’s order was a one sided order.

On July 2, the Court also criticized the state government as several women across the state had also suffered sexual violence and grievous injuries and several party workers are still displaced in neighborhood state.

It can be recalled that last month the Court had asked the NHRC along with its state’s counterpart to provide reports before the court.

However, even on Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that violence took place in West Bengal when the Election Commission was in charge of the state and also that after she had taken the oath there was no violence in the state.

“The Election Commission during polls had removed the efficient police just to ignite violence and after I had taken oath on May 5 there is no violence in the state,” said Mamata.

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