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supremeSC declines to hear plea on communal clash

SC declines to hear plea on communal clash

The Supreme Court Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking a CBI or SITprobe into the recent alleged attacks on members of a minority community at a village in Faridabad district of Haryana, asking the pleader to approach the high court.

A vacation bench of justices Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy asked Shakir Ali, one of the victims of the violence, to approach the Punjab and Haryana High Court with his plea.

“Have you approached the High Court? Who prevented you from going there? First go to the High Court,” the bench said when Mushtaq Ahmed, Ali’s counsel, mentioned the matter seeking urgent hearing.

Ali, in his plea, has sought award of compensation for those who suffered injuries in the incident and whose houses were attacked.

Besides seeking permission to construct a mosque, Ali has also sought security for members of the minority community.

It was alleged that some members of the majority community had attacked around 20 houses belonging to the members of the minority community on May 25.

The alleged communal clash had begun when some members of the minority community started construction of a mosque allegedly on a disputed piece of land at Atali village in Faridabad district.

The petition, however, claimed that the construction site was no longer disputed.

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