Supreme Court today refused to admit a PIL which sought a direction to the Centre to take the matter of the violation of ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan before the International Court of Justice for the “amicable resolution” of the disputes between the two nations with Chief Justice Dipak Misra asking “how can we get into all these? What kind of PIL is this?”
The petition was filed by one Nowhera Shaik, a Hyderabad-based social worker and businesswoman and was argued by advocate J P Dhanda. It cited several recent ceasefire violation by Pakistan.
“How can we do all this..try to understand ..should India go to International Court of Justice or not… how can we issue a mandamus on such a subject? CJI Misra asked.
Advocate Dhanda said “it will not be for the first time..We have gone in the case of Kulbhushan jadhav..every third day there is a ceasefire violation ..this matter needs immediate attention”
But Chief Justice Misra said “these problems, the Army will take care..we cannot do anything”.
“Guns continue to roar along the borders from the side of Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, people who dwell in areas which fall in the firing range live in constant fear. In fact, many have already paid with their lives for no fault of their as mortars rain on villages falling close proximity to both Line of Control and International Border during each ceasefire violation”, said the petition.
“Due to these ceasefire violations many have already paid with their lives for no fault of theirs as mortar rain on Villages falling in close proximity to both Line of Control”, it said.
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