HC issues notice to government on minority community petition

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Bangalore, Oct 3 (UNI) Karnataka High Court today issued a notice to the State Government on a petition filed by various minority organisations from Mangalore and Mysore, seeking a direction from the State and the Union Government to prevent atrocities against the community.

The Division bench of High Court comprising Chief Justice P D Dinakaran and Justice Mohana Shantanagowdar ordered the issuance of the notice.

The petitioners sought an inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry Act 1952 to either by a sitting judge of the High Court or by a retired Supreme Court Judge, directing the Election Commission to consider the banning or de-recognition of political parties, having affiliation with religious fundamental organisations.

They also sought the Court to direct a CBI probe into the attack on places of washing from September 14 in the State.

The Advocate General, who was present in the Court, was asked to take the notice on behalf of the State Government.


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