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Kashmiri Pandits Group Moves Supreme Court; Call earlier dismissal orders unfair. Senior Adv Vikas Singh Comes Out In Full Support

Lawstreet Journal 26 Mar 2022 10:20pm

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A curative petition moved the Supreme Court today by the organization called “Roots in Kashmir”. It is an organization that comprises of Kashmiri Pandits. The present petition has been filed as against the Supreme Court’s order of 2017, through which a similar petition by the organization seeking probe was dismissed. The reason given by the Supreme Court for dismissing the request was ‘long delay’. The present petition is intended to seek probe into the killings of Kashmiri Pandits during the height of militancy in the valley during the 1990s. 

On July 24, 2017, a bench comprising the then Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud had dismissed the petition saying "No evidence will be available after 27 years. What happened is heart wrenching but we can't pass orders now”.  Subsequently, the review petition against the verdict was also dismissed on October 24, 2017. 

Senior Advocate Vikas Singh, President, Supreme Court Bar Association, Former Additional Solicitor General of India has come out strongly in the favour of the present curative petition filed by the Roots of Kashmir. It has been mentioned in the present petition that a denial to initiate probe merely on the basis of lapse of time, amounts to a "grave error apparent on the record".

Contentions Raised by the petitioner in the present Curative Petition: 

  1. To dismiss the plea for probe solely because there was a huge delay corroborates to bad law, as the delay had nothing to do with the victim families who were consistently fighting… Continue Reading...

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