New Delhi, February 23 — The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Government of India on a petition challenging the report of a fact-finding committee constituted by the Delhi Minorities Commission in relation to February 2020 North East Delhi violence.
The plea sought to quash and set aside a report dated June 27, 2020 published by the fact-finding committee constituted.
The plea has also challenged several private reports, including those published by Human Rights Watch, the Citizens and Lawyers Initiative and Amnesty International India.
The bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh while issuing a notice in the petition and also sought responses from Delhi Police and the publishers of the reports and slated the matter for March 26.
The Petitioner, Dharmesh Sharma, a victim of the violence stated that the form and content of the reports are designed in such a fashion so as to deceive the judicial forums and the public at large. According to Sharma, the reports are intended to prejudice the general public and the world at large against the investigations and subsequent proceedings in accordance with the law.