High Court Asks DGP For Report On Honour Killings
The Telangana High Court today directed state DGP, M Mahender Reddy, to submit a detailed report on honour killings in the state.
Hyderabad | 1st April 2021
The Telangana High Court today directed state DGP, M Mahender Reddy, to submit a detailed report on honour killings in the state. Reddy has been asked to submit his report before August 5.
The court asked for the report while dealing with a petition filed by social activist Sambasiva Rao on the issue. It also wanted to know from the DGP whether he was implementing the guidelines of the Supreme Court of India to prevent such incidents.
Replying to the query, the DGP told the court that the Telangana police had been working hard to implement the relevant guidelines in the state in order to prevent any such incidents, and that the investigations of such cases were being undertaken with utmost care.
In response, the court asked the DGP to clarify how the aforementioned guidelines were being implemented.
The next hearing on the matter will be held on August 5.
This order from the Telangana High Court comes just a day after Madras High Court also issued similar directions to the Tamil Nadu state government.
The Madras High Court sought a report on the implementation of the orders issued by it in April 2016 regarding such incidents. Further, it wanted to know about the status of the special cells that it had directed the government to set up in every district of the state to protect inter-faith or inter-caste married couples in order to prevent honour killings.
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