SC to hear plea for SIT to probe clashes

A Bench led by Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud is scheduled on May 8 to hear a petition filed by a Delhi-based body for Manipur tribal communities seeking the Constitution of a Special Investigation Team to investigate the attacks and violence which has gripped the North Eastern State.
The petition, filed on May 6 was urgently listed for hearing, on May 8 before a three-Judge Bench headed by the Chief Justice and accompanied by Justices PS Narasimha and JB Pardiwala.
The petition filed by Manipur Tribal Forum, through advocate Satya Mitra, said the situation in the State was “extreme” and these “attacks had the full support of the party in power in the State as well as the Centre which supports the dominant group and has planned the attacks on account of a non-secular agenda”.
The Manipur Tribal Forum said there have been sparks even in the National capital where Kukis have come under attack by the “dominant community”.
“The assaults have also spread to Delhi where the Kukis in Delhi are also coming under attack by the dominant community. Similar attacks are also taking place in Meghalaya,” it said.
The tribal body has alleged that the conditions faced by tribal people sheltered in six CRPF camps are “deplorable and pathetic”. “Each of them holds approximately a thousand-odd tribals and more, with many of them without food and most of them have not been able to have a bath for days. Their conditions are deplorable and pathetic,” the petition said.
It has sought a direction to take the tribal people back to their homes in the hill districts. The Hindu