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18 June 2014

Mizo NGO Files FIR Against Chief Justice of Gauhati HC

Aizawl, Jun 18 : A Mizoram based NGO called Zofa Welfare Organization (ZWO) has registered an FIR against the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court on June 12 for willful neglect of duties.

At a press conference held today at Press Club, Aizawl, leaders of ZWO said that the FIR had been registered at Aizawl police station against Gauhati High Court Chief Jusctice for his willful neglect of duties to open up a Special Court that will deal with cases for the protection of marginalized section or educationally and economically backward classes as envisaged by the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Attrocities) Act, 1989 .

According to section 14 of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Attrocities) Act, 1989, Special Court should be constituted with concurrence of the Chief Justice of High Court to deal with cases related with minority section.

However, the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court, till today has not yet approve to set up Special Court which rightly means the manifestation of contempt and violation of the right of the Mizos, said ZWO leaders adding that the Chief Justice can be punished on ground of willful neglect of duties under section-4 of the act.

ZWO also told media that another FIR has been lodged at Kolasib Police station against Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi for his alleged involvement in the recent interstate border tension at Buchangphai and Ramthar Zau.

Newmai News Network

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