PTI / Sunday, June 5, 2011 14:58 IST
Condemning police action against Baba Ramdev and his supporters “in strongest terms”, Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP supremo Mayawati today requested the Supreme Court to order a probe as “justice cannot be expected from the Centre” in the issue.
Mayawati termed the crackdown at the Ram Lila Maidan as “inhuman”, “undemocratic” and “condemnable”.
“Our party condemns this in strongest terms”, she said at the beginning of her speech at the day-long conference of BSP’s Karnataka office-bearers here.
Mayawati made what she termed as a request through the media to the Supreme Court to take “special note” of the developments and issue direction for independent and separate probe into the issue by National Human Rights Coomission, National Commission for Women and National SC/ST Commission.
“In addition, our party requests the honourable Supreme Court to order a judicial enquiry or whichever probe it deems necessary””, Mayawati said, adding, heavy punishment should be given to the guilty so that such “goondaism” is not unleashed on anybody sitting in dharna in any part of the country.
She said BSP was seeking the apex court’s intervention because “whatever happened” at the Ram Lila Maidan was at the direction of the Central Government, from which “justice cannot now be expected” in this case.