Several eminent citizens from across the country have written to the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal on August 25 endorsing the demand for an independent probe into the Delhi violence which took place in February this year.
The letter, endorsed by Wajahat Habeebullah, Brinda Karat, Harsh Mandar, Irfan Habib, Ashok Dhawale, Admiral Ramdas, Admiral Vishnu Bhagwat, P. Sainath, and Anand Patwardhan, among others, said that there are reports of the ongoing investigation into the Delhi violence by the Delhi police and the Special Crime cell being “unfair, one sided and manufactured”.
Therefore, they demand that the government should order an independent investigation under a retired judge of suitable stature with a time bound mandate. They have also requested that the terms of reference for the investigation should include various aspects of the violence that had rocked North East Delhi, following communal tensions post the Delhi Assembly elections 2020.
The letter further said that the citizens are committed to ensure punishment to those guilty of the violence and they believe that an independent inquiry will strengthen the process.
The letter along with the complete list of signatories is given below.
letter by Newsclick on Scribd