Saturday, March 26, 2011

March 2011 affidavit Nandini Sundar and ors vs. State of Chhattisgarh

On 18.1.2011, the Court had given three specific directions:

a.    In the circumstances, we direct the State Government to file a comprehensive   affidavit duly stating the details of the action plan for disbanding/winding of these relief camps so that the Tribals living in these camps go back to their respective villages.
b.    In the affidavit filed by the State, it is stated that the State Government has been reviewing and monitoring the relief, rehabilitation and compensation given to the `'victims of violence''. We presume that the victims of violence means as the victims of conflict. In the circumstances, it will be proper to direct    the    State Government      and   the   Rehabilitation Committee to file a comprehensive affidavit providing the details of the relief and rehabilitation provided to the victims of conflict.
c.    There shall be a direction to the Union of India and the State of Chhattisgarh to ensure that the security forces vacate all the educational institutions, school buildings and hostels within a period of four months from today.

For a critique of the state's response to these directions and a summary analysis of their responses since 2008 read our March 2011 affidavit at: