‘January 26 violence, NE riots are national security issues’ | Latest Delhi News

In a joint affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court on Thursday, the Center and LG said that in both incidents protests broke out due to two central government legislations.

The Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Central and Delhi has defended the decision to appoint special prosecutors in cases related to last year’s violence at a Republic Day tractor rally and the northeastern riots. East Delhi in 2020, saying the incidents could not have been left to the city government because they were national security issues.

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In a joint affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court on Thursday, the Center and LG said that in both incidents protests broke out due to two central government legislations. He also said the cases were “highly sensitive” and related to “law and order” which is outside the purview of the Delhi government.

The response came on a plea by the Delhi government challenging the LG’s July 23, 2021 decision appointing lawyers chosen by the Delhi Police as special prosecutors. The government maintained that the “appointment of SPPs” is a routine matter and not an exceptional matter for which reference can be made to the president, and the LG had no valid reason to refer the matter to the president when the government had agreed to appoint independent prosecutors.

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On Friday, the case could not be heard because the judge was on leave.

The affidavit states that the Union government has a “direct interest” in any matter relating to the two Acts (CAA and the three now repealed Farm Acts), particularly because these matters, in addition to being “very sensitive , have attracted a lot of international attention”. ”.

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