New Delhi: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee attacked the National Human Rights Commission ()NHRC) over its report on the post-poll violence in this state. She said that the NHRC should have submitted the report in court rather than leaking it to the public to defame Bengal.
Banerjee said, “Instead of submitting the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) report in court, they have leaked it. They should respect the court. If it is not a political vendetta, how can they leak the report? They are maligning the people of Bengal.”
The NHRC in its report had made sharp observations against the state government and said that West Bengal was a manifestation of “law of ruler” and not “rule of law”.
These observations were a part of the reporting that has been already submitted to the Calcutta High court on July 13.
The NHRC also recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incidents of violence in the state.
The report added that the TMC government totally failed in stopping the violence that gripped the state after the election results were announced.
It also said that the violence represented a pattern that was highly organised and in which the ruling party was targeting those people who had voted for the other major party (BJP).
Banerjee said,” Prime Minister Modi knows very well that there is no rule of law in Uttar Pradesh. How many commissions has he sent there? From Hathras to Unnao, so many incidents have taken place. Even journalists are not spared. They want to defame Bengal,” she stated.
The committee, constituted by the NHRC on the order of the high court to probe alleged human rights violations during post-poll violence, had submitted five sets of reports in separate sealed covers and was taken on record by the court.
With inputs from PTI