Force-feeding Case: PIL Filed in Delhi High Court

Published: 25th July 2014 09:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2014 09:00 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: A PIL was on filed in the Delhi High Court on Thursday seeking direction to the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Chairman of Rajya Sabha to disqualify 11 Shiv Sena lawmakers for allegedly force-feeding a Ramadan-observing employee of IRCTC at ‘Maharashtra Sadan’ here.

The petition sought initiation of criminal case against the MPs including Sanjay Rout and Rajan Vicharet. The plea is likely to come up for hearing on July 30. The petition, filed by NGO Garib Nawaz Foundation through lawyer N K Jha, has also sought immediate arrest of the MPs for “provoking religious sentiments against the minority community”. “Forcefully shoving a ‘chapati’ by MPs was a cowardly act as they are representatives of the people and are elected by the people for their service and not for provoking religious sentiments,” it said. It also sought a direction to the Centre to order a high-level probe into the incident.

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