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New Delhi, February 26, 2020
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday passed a slew of orders in the wake of violence which has gripped northeast area of the national capital and directed higher functionaries to personally meet the victims to build confidence.
The court passed these directions and observations while hearing a plea seeking safe passage of the injured in riots.
"It is extremely unfortunate what has happened. This is the time to show that Z security works for everybody. Otherwise we cannot restore peace. Every victim should be visited by higher functionaries," a bench of Justices S. Muralidhar and Talwant Singh said.
The court said that confidence-building measures should be taken and families must be assured that the law will work for them.
"In this city, we cannot allow another 1984, not under the watch of this court. We have to be alert," it said.
Justice Muralidhar ordered safe passage for collection of bodies of the deceased, setting up of adequate number of helplines and shelter to people who have been displaced.
The court also appointed Advocate Zubeda Begum as amicus curiae and directed her to approach Delhi's Principal Secretary, Home for assistance in the matter.
The matter will now be heard on February 28.