Justice Muralidhar, a judge of the Delhi High Court, was transferred just hours after ordering an FIR to be filed against the leaders who gave hate speech for the Delhi violence. The Shiv Sena on Thursday hit out at the BJP-led Central government for its failure to control the communal violence in the national capital Delhi. Writing in the Saamana editorial, Sena MP Sanjay Raut questioned the Centre over the absence of Home Minister Amit Shah amid the violence.
The Shiv Sena has targeted the BJP over this transfer and Delhi violence. Shiv Sena wrote in its mouthpiece Saamana, “Is the court also getting punished for speaking the truth?” However, while clarifying the transfer of Justice Muralidhar, the Central Government said that the Supreme Court Collegium had recommended for this much in advance and this transfer has been done following all the procedures.
Raut wrote in editorial Saamana , “Justice Murlidhar gave a voice to the public outrage saying, ‘1984 riots should not be repeated. The time has come to provide “Z” security to all the common citizens.’ Such remarks were made by Justice Murlidhar and there came an order of his transfer from Rashtrapati Bhavan in the next 24 hours.”
“The Government killed the truth expressed by the court. Will the court also be punished for speaking the truth? The order from the Delhi HC to register a case against Anurag Thakur, Parvesh Verma and Kapil Mishra, resulted in the judge himself been punished by the government for this order. The smoke of violence in the capital is suffocating the country. The Home Minister of the country is nowhere to be seen in that smoke,” Raut further added.
The Shiv Sena questioned the role of Amit Shah during the Delhi violence and asked “where was Home Minister Amit Shah when Delhi was burning? when people were expressing outrage. what was he doing? So far 38 people have died in the riots in Delhi, there has been heavy damage to the public properties, where was the Home Minister?” The Home Minister would be called a ‘failure’ and yet Sonia Gandhi asked for the resignation of Home Minister. Sena wrote in Saamana, “Even the government of Shaheen Bagh could not end. The Supreme Court arbitrators proved to be unsuccessful there. Tension and stone-pelting continues in many places in Delhi even today. If the capital of the country will not be safe then what is safe?”