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In the following sentence

Last week the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the State governments to a plea seeking the implementation of its July 2018 judgment laying down several preventive, remedial and punitive measures to combat the crime of lynching.

I don't understand the meaning of to in the bold part.

Does it mean in honour of

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    It looks like a mistake to me. More natural would be issued a notice . . . of a plea. – Jason Bassford Supports Monica Jul 29 '19 at 20:38
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    For all I know "issuing a notice to a plea" might be a technical term relating to the procedures of the Supreme Court. It is not uncommon for technical terms to defy the conventional rules of grammar, – JeremyC Jul 29 '19 at 21:13
  • It does look like a mistake, but JeremyC could be right. – user98746 Jul 29 '19 at 22:18
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I don't understand the meaning of to in the bold part.

In fact to indicates the relation ship between the notice and the judgement

to preposition (CONNECTION) ​ in connection with Link to C.E.D.

Example

What was their response to your query?

What was their response in connection with your query?

Let try some substitutes

Last week the Supreme Court issued a notice to the Centre, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the State governments, in connection with a plea seeking the implementation of its July 2018 judgment laying down several preventive, remedial and punitive measures to combat the crime of lynching.

Now from this we can see that in this case to is an important part of the statement and cannot be removed.

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