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Communal Violence

HC orders judicial probe

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 29 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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The High Court has directed the government to conduct a judicial inquiry into the recent incidents of communal violence in six districts of the country.

A division bench comprising Justice Md Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Md Kamrul Hossain Mollah passed the order on Thursday. The above order came following a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Anup Kumar Saha and Mintu Chandra Das on October 21 seeking a judicial probe into the recent attacks on Hindus, their houses and temples.

A number of 19 officials, including home secretary, BTRC chairman and deputy commissioners of the six districts, have been made respondents to the writ.

The HC issued a rule asking authorities concerned to clarify why 'inaction' of local administration in ensuring security of the victims shall not be declared illegal.  The court directed chief judicial magistrates of Rangpur, Cumilla, Chattogram, Feni, Chandpur and Noakhali to probe the incidents within next two months and submit reports.