Mulnivasi case: SC directs Haryana to file response in three weeks

New Delhi, October, 27 : The Supreme Court today directed the Haryana Government to file within three weeks its response in the case of killing of two Dalits and torching of their houses allegedly by upper caste men at Mirchpur village in Hissar district.A bench headed by Justice G S Singhvi passed the order on a petition filed by the victims' families pleading for expeditious action against the accused involved in the case.Earlier, the apex court had pulled up the Haryana government for delay in arresting 60 accused in the case.

The apex court had also slammed the Haryana government for its failure to provide relief and rehabilitation measures to the affected families and had directed the authorities to provide two quintals of wheat each to the affected families.On April 21, a 70-year-old Dalit man and his 18-year-old physically-challenged daughter were burnt alive in the incident, forcing about 150 families to flee the village and take shelter at a Valmiki temple.


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