Jamia Millia Islamia case: SC asks petitioners to move High Court

Jamia Millia Islamia Violence: SC asks the petitioners to approach the High Court
Jamia Millia Islamia Violence: SC asks the petitioners to approach the High Court

Jamia Millia Islamia Violence: Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the petitioners to approach the High Court within the jurisdiction of incidents where protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took place. The apex court said that concerned High Courts will be at liberty to appoint former judges of Supreme Court or High Court for the purpose of inquiry after hearing Centre and the respective States.

The top court during Jamia Millia Islamia/Aligarh Muslim University incidents case hearing said that “We do not have to intervene. It is a law and order problem, how did the buses burn? Why don’t you approach jurisdictional High Court?”

Meanwhile, Indira Jaising appearing for Jamia students said that “It’s established law that universities are not a place where police can enter without permission of Vice Chancellor. 1 person lost eyesight. Legs of some students were broken.” To this Solicitor General, T Mehta replied: “Not a single student lost eyesight”.

Indira Jaising said, “It is a cross state issue and needs a fact finding SIT. How can the court wash its hands of the issue? Court heard Telangana encounter case. We are asking for a similar order.”
To this, Chief Justice of India, Sharad Arvind Bobde said to the advocates of students that “The Telangana encounter case could be looked into by appointing a commission but in this case there is no committee that can look into it all over the country.”
Therefore, the top court stated that “Having regard to the nature of the matter and the vast disputed area, we find it would be feasible to appoint a single committee to go into the matter in different states. This will entail collection of evidence from various states.”
-PTC News