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Hashimpura massacre: Delhi HC to hear victims’ pleas

New Delhi: Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel had massacred 42 Muslims in Hashimpura of Meerut District in 1987. National Human Rights Commission, UP Govt. felt that several key issues have been raised by the petitioners of the victims which need serious considerations. Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice R K Gauba opined that these issues cannot be brushed aside. They said that they will hear the victims in detail.


It may be noted that Delhi High Court had acquitted 16 PAC personnel accused of killing 42 Muslims in Meerut for lack of evidence. 27 victims in their petition questioned the compensation awarded by the trail court chosen erroneously. The court has establish the identity of only 9 persons whereas there are more deserving cases.


Delhi High Court issued notice to 16 policemen on a plea by National Human Rights Commission seeking probe into the incident and framing of guidelines for cases of custodial crimes. The court will hear the pleas of the victims on 20th October. It may be noted that Govt. of UP had challenged the verdict of the trail court on 29th May.