On failing to prevent violence in the name of Goraksha, the Supreme Court has issued contempt notices to the Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar Gandhi has filed a contempt petition and has demanded to initiate contempt proceedings against Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Deepak Mishra issued notices after hearing the arguments of Indra Jai Singh. However, the court has given exemption from personal hearing in the court the to Special Secretary Dipender Singh, Ashok Jain and Rajiv Kumar to the three states, who have made the party in the petition. It was said in the Gandhi’s contempt petition that the court had ordered to stop the violence in the name of Goraksha on September 6 immediately and effectively. The court had ordered the states to appoint senior police officers in each district as nodal officers and police patrolling on the highway.
It has been said that despite the order of the court, there were incidents of molestation with Muslims in Rajasthan and Haryana in October and November. Three serious incidents of attack and beating in Rajasthan and Haryana have been reported by alleged inspectors. The details of incidents have also been reported, in which the incident of Mujjesar of Haryana, Faridabad, October 13. The incident of October 3 of Kishangarh Bass town in Alwar, Rajasthan and the incident of Alwar, Rajasthan of 10 November.
It has been said in the petition that the Supreme Court had ordered the state governments to submit a affidavit within two weeks to the Nodal Officer and Highway Patrolling in order of 6th September, but Haryana did not follow the order of the court to file affidavits. Apart from this, Rajasthan and Haryana had Undertaking to stop violence in the Supreme Court but it was not followed. The contempt petition states that the Uttar Pradesh government had filed an affidavit and complied with the order of the court but the state government failed to stop the attacks on Muslims. It has been demanded that proceedings of contempt of court against the chief secretaries of the three states should be initiated. At the same time, they will be called in court and asked for answers on the incidents.