In oral remarks on February 26th, the Supreme Court slammed the Delhi police for not doing enough to check the violence and for its inaction against the inflammatory speeches that provoked the mobs.
The court also said that the violence in Delhi would not have happened had the police not allowed instigators to getaway.
Justice K.M. Joseph said, “Regarding police inaction, I want to say certain things. If I don’t, I won’t be discharging my duty. I have my loyalty towards this institution, towards this country…The problem is a lack of independence and professionalism in the police. If this had been done before, this situation would not have risen”.
In the Delhi high court, the Delhi police’s inaction was witness to even more criticism. Justice S. Muralidhar slammed the Delhi police commissioner for saying he had not watched incendiary videos of BJP and played the clips in the courtroom.