Bengal post-poll violence: Lawyers’ group to meet President Ram Nath Kovind


A lawyers’ group called ‘Lawyers for Justice’ will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on April 29, along with victims of post-poll violence from Bengal.

A delegation of ten advocates, who are part of an association named ‘Lawyers for Justice’, said on Wednesday they will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on April 29 to demand justice for the victims of post-poll violence in West Bengal last year.

The delegation will meet with Home Minister Amit Shah on the same day.

The association’s convener, Kabir Shankar Bose, told a press conference that a candlelight tribute march for the victims’ families will be held on Friday from Patiala House Court to Tilak Marg.

The march will be taken out in Delhi as journalists in West Bengal have been “barred” from interacting with the victims, he alleged, adding it wants the media in the national capital to “hear their plight”.

“Post May 2, 2021, [announcement of West Bengal Assembly election results], a reign of unprecedented terror, lawlessness and violence was unleashed by goons and anti-socials actively supported by the ruling dispensation and the political party in power in the state,” Bose was quoted as saying by PTI.

According to the association, cases involving violence, looting, arson, rapes, and murder in West Bengal are constantly being  (CBI) as “the Calcutta High Court has no faith in the West Bengal administration and the state police.