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Minority panel takes on Modi govt again

delhi Updated: Mar 13, 2012 00:25 IST
Zia Haq
Zia Haq
Hindustan Times
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The National Commission for Minorities summoned top police officers in Gujarat over a complaint filed by a 2002 riots survivor, promoting the state to question the commission’s jurisdiction.

The minority rights body, led by Wajahat Habibullah, called for the police officers following a complaint filed by Niyazbibi, a riots survivor who had alleged discrimination and unfair treatment by the authorities.

In January, Habibullah had requested a meeting with CM

Narendra Modi to flag its concerns. Those the watchdog had summoned included suspended IPS officer and Modi detractor Sanjeev Bhatt, ex- DGP of Gujarat RB Sreekumar among others.

The state government, however, chose to press a law officer to represent its case, who argued the watchdog should not take up riots-related cases, since they were being already investigated by various courts.