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Violent incident involving 'kanwarias' mentioned in SC by AG

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The recent violent incident involving 'kanwarias' in was today mentioned in the by K K who said "riots and protests" are happening in one or another part of the country almost every week and senior officers should be held accountable by court.

The registered a case this week against unidentified persons after a group of Kanwariyas, Shiva devotees on annual pilgrimage, allegedly vandalised a car in west Delhi, vexed by the allegedly hitting one of them.

The top was offering his suggestions to a bench headed by on possible measures to curb rioting and vandalism during protests.

"Kanwariyas are overturning vehicles in ... When the film 'Padmavat' was to be released, one group gave open threat that it will cut the nose of the Nothing has happened. No FIR," the told the bench which also comprised justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y

Justice Chandrachud, who was the of the High Court before his elevation to the apex court, referred to traffic congestion on the road between and during 'kanwar yatra', the annual pilgrimage in which Shiva devotees usually travel in groups.

"Half portion of the highway between to is blocked and it takes five hours to reach Allahabad from Varanasi," the observed.

Riots and protests are happening almost every week in one or another part of the country, said and referred to protests on the Maratha reservation in and the violence in several parts of the country following the apex court verdict in the SC/ST matter.

He suggested that the court should fasten responsibility on senior officers like of Police for such incidents.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 18:55 IST
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