Canning violence: HC asks state for status report within 4 weeks

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the state government to file a report within four weeks on the violence which broke out in Canning, South 24-Parganas last month.

A Public Interest Litigation was filed alleging that about 2,000 people were rendered homeless and were passing the days in several schools after the incident. As many as 126 houses and 22 shops were gutted during the violence. The state government did not take any effective steps to rehabilitate them, it alleged, praying to the high court to direct the state to pay compensation to the victim families.


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