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HindustanTimes Wed,17 Sep 2014

SC asks UP govt to restore normalcy in Muzaffarnagar riot-affected areas

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, September 12, 2013
First Published: 17:30 IST(12/9/2013) | Last Updated: 00:29 IST(13/9/2013)

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Akhilesh Yadav government to take immediate steps in association with the Centre to bring the situation in the communal riotaffected Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh under control and ensure safe passage to those stranded in the conflict zone.

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Taking note of seriousness of situation in riot-hit areas highlighted by a group of advocates whose family members were affected by the violence which has claimed 44 lives, the SC rejected the state government’s plea that no orders be passed for the time being.

 A bench headed by Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam disapproved of UP government’s opposition to involve the Centre on the issue of law and order in riot-hit areas of the state.


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