Neelam Krishnamoorthy, President of Association of the Victims of Uphr Tragedy (AVUT) who lost her two children to the tragedy, told ANI, "It has been 17 years since the tragedy struck but they are still awaiting justice.
On June 13, 1997, 59 people were killed when the Uphr Cinema exploded in flames during a movie, leading to a stampede.
The bench was hearing an application filed by the Association of Victims of Uphr
Fire Tragedy (AVUT) against Ansals travelling abroad without the court's permission.
The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure over real estate baron Sushil Ansal, convicted in Uphr fire case, leaving the country without its permission.
An application had been moved in the Supreme Court seeking to restrict the right of real estate baron Sushil Ansal, who is convicted in the 1997 Uphr cinema fire tragedy, to travel abroad on medical grounds without its permission.
In the judgment on March 5, 2014 convicting Uphr
owners Sushil and Gopal Ansal, which was posted on the Supreme Court website on Saturday, a bench headed by justice T.
The court was hearing multiple petitions -- one filed by the Ansals challenging their conviction and the other two by the Association of Victims of Uphr Tragedy and the CBI seeking enhancement of the sentence to life imprisonment by changing the charges from the lighter ' causing death due to negligence' to ' culpable homicide not amounting to murder'.
NEELAM KRISHNAMURTHY, ASSOCIATION OF VICTIMS OF UPHR TRAGEDY CONVENER, WHO LOST BOTH HER KIDS IN THE TRAGEDY