"NHRC report politically motivated; homilies on independence of NHRC laughable": WB Govt to HC


Calcutta HC| Gayatri Kasibhatta | Social Thikana

The report submitted by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on the post poll violence that transpired in West Bengal after the 2021 Assembly elections is politically motivated, the Mamata Banerjee government told the Calcutta High Court on Thursday.



"NHRC report is a politically motivated report. The homilies on independence of NHRC is laughable," Dr. Singhvi submitted.

When the case before the High Court was heard today, NHRC counsel Subir Sanyal maintained that the allegations should be probed by an independent agency without any intervention from the State government.

The Court, however, did not approve of the NHRC taking such a stand. The Court granted the State government time till July 26 to file its response to the NHRC report and posted the case for further hearing on July 28.

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