Top Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday thanked the Indian Chief Justice after the Supreme Court heard suo motu of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and said India’s courts are temples of justice that can restore the faith of the voiceless.
Eight people were killed in violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district during a farmers’ protest on Sunday.
A bench led by India’s Chief Justice NV Ramana is due to hear the case on Thursday.
“Thank the Chief Justice of India for deciding to take up the suo motu case. It is the need of the hour. This and the courts in India are the temples of justice that can restore the faith of the voiceless who most often feel orphaned, ” Sibal tweeted.
Responding to Sibal’s tweet, Congress leader and lawyer Vivek Tankha said, “Yes, kapil ji. After such savagery, if there is no action, it is a stain on our system of delivering democracy and justice. ” ” SC earns people’s trust by (taking) such independent decisions!
Earlier today, Sibal urged the Supreme Court to act suo motu on Lakhimpur Kheri’s violence.
“Supreme Court, there was a time when there was no YouTube, no social media, the Supreme Court acted suo motu on the basis of the news in the print media. He heard the voice of the voiceless, ” Sibal said in a tweet.
The violence in Lakhimpur Kheri has sparked a major political storm with opposition parties accusing the BJP-led government of Uttar Pradesh of protecting the culprits.
Of the eight people killed, four were farmers, who were reportedly hit by vehicles driven by BJP workers traveling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya at an event in the region.
The other four include two BJP employees, a driver for the Minister of State for the Interior of the Union, Ajay Kumar Mishra, and Raman Kashyap, a journalist working for a private television station.
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