The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Wednesday adjourned further hearing on a petition pleading that it declare the Justice B N Srikrishna Committee Report as 'invalid', to February 17th.
The petition, filed by former MP from Nizamabad M Narayana Reddy, urged the High Court to declare the Justice B N Srikrishna Committee (SKC) Report as 'invalid', since it did not make public the contents of the crucial 8th chapter of its report.
This particular chapter deals with law and order and internal security dimensions, and was submitted to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram in a sealed cover.
Though the Central government had made the rest of the report public, it did not disclose the contents of the 8th chapter.
The former MP had approached the court saying that the 8th chapter dealt with "law and order situation and the menace of Naxalism" in the event of forming a separate Telangana state.
Appearing on behalf of the Central government, Attorney General G E Vahanvati argued that the Justice B N Srikrishna Committee recommendations did not come under the court's jurisdiction.
Vahanvati told the court, "The problem will be solved politically and there is no need of court's interference in the statehood issue." The Attorney General added that the government would take a decision on the recommendations of the Srikrishna Committee Report.
Vahanvati further added that there was no need to disclose the contents of the 8th chapter of the report since it dealt with security issues, and did not go into the issue on hand, the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh.
When the court asked the Attorney General whether the government would disclose the contents of the report to the people, the Attorney General said he would be able to file a proper reply to the question only after consulting the government.
Later, the court adjourned the case for further hearing on Feb 17th.
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