Supreme Court notice to Maharashtra on protection of citizens

November 10th, 2008 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the Maharashtra government on a public suit seeking protection of the life and property of citizens in the wake of last month’s attacks against non-Maharashtrians by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).A bench headed by Chief Justice K.G. Balakrishnan sought a reply from the state government on allegations it had failed to take effective steps to check violence, first during a railway recruitment examination and subsequently after MNS chief Raj Thackeray’s arrest.

The court issued the notice after hearing a suit filed by Delhi-based trader Salek Chand Jain complaining that the attacks on non-Maharashtrians had led to a chain reaction elsewhere in the country and that this threatened to destroy the nation’s unity and integrity.

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