Supreme Court tells Centre, UP govt to bring riots in Muzaffarnagar under control

RiotsSupreme Court has directed Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to take immediate steps to bring stranded people to safe place. (IE Photo)

He submitted that the people of that area had approached various authorities including the PMO but the situation has remained serious and tense since August 29.

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Subramaniam said on approaching the Home Ministry, they were surprised at the response that they should get an order from the apex court for redressal of their grievances.

UP's counsel Rajeev Dhawan opposed the petition saying that the petitioner is trying for imposition of President Rule. He said that the state government will get back to the apex court with its report on Monday.

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He said probe into the violence will be done by a judicial commission set up by the state government.

The court was hearing PILs filed by a group of residents of riots affected areas and Supreme Court Bar Association for CBI inquiry into the incident.

They said the affected persons should be properly rehabilitated and the culprits behind the violence be brought to book.

The petitioners alleged that houses of around 20,000 people have been burnt and they must be provided temporary shelter and food and medicines be also supplied to the affected families.

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