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SC Petition Seeks Probe into Hathras Stampede

A writ petition filed in the Supreme Court calls for the appointment of a five-member expert committee, supervised by a retired Supreme Court judge, to investigate the Hathras stampede that claimed over 121 lives. Advocate Vishal Tiwari’s petition highlights lapses in safety and crowd control during a prayer meeting led by Narayan Saakar Hari, criticizing the Uttar Pradesh government and municipal authorities for negligence.

The plea demands stringent legal actions against those responsible and proposes the court set safety guidelines for mass gatherings. It also references historical incidents like the Kumbh Mela stampede and other tragic events to underscore the urgency of preventive measures and improved emergency responses nationwide.