Jannah Theme License is not validated, Go to the theme options page to validate the license, You need a single license for each domain name.

Crime against Kashmiri Pandits: Supreme Court dismisses challenge to 2017 order

As a result of the Supreme Court’s 2017 decision rejecting a plea for an investigation into the “mass murders and genocide” committed by Pakistan-backed terrorists during 1989-90 and subsequent years and the “reasons for not prosecuting FIRs” of these crimes, an organization of Kashmiri Pandits filed a curative petition.

The Curative Petition and related documents have been reviewed. No case is made out within the parameters in Rupa Ashok Hurra vs Ashok Hurra”, said a bench of Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud, Justices S K Kaul and S Abdul Nazeer rejecting Roots in Kashmir’s plea.

To give those whose grievances weren’t addressed in the review petition another chance to get justice, the SC developed the concept of the Curative Petition in the Hurra case.

According to the SC, 27 years have passed since the Kashmir Valley events unfolded and evidence “is unlikely to be available”. A petition seeking a review of the top court’s order was rejected in October 2017.

A Curative Petition was filed by Roots in Kashmir, arguing that the SC shouldn’t have dismissed the writ petition at the admission stage just because evidence was unavailable because of time’s passage. In light of the fact that the Court has entertained and passed necessary directions for trial in cases where the incident goes back more than 30 years, it said this amounts to failure of justice or gross miscarriage of justice.

Despite a 33-year lapse, the court took cognisance of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

According to the petition, the Delhi High Court ruled that the killings of Sikhs in Delhi and elsewhere in November 1983 were crimes against humanity. We’re going to be shocked by them for a long time. While it’s undeniable that it’s taken over three decades to bring the accused in this case to justice, and that our criminal justice system stood the test in that process, it’s important to be able to call out those who committed such mass crimes in a democracy governed by the Rule of Law. We need to reassure those countless victims waiting patiently that truth will prevail and justice will be served.”

In Japani Sahoo vs. Chandra Sekhar Mohanty, the SC said that “a crime never dies”, which is “contrary” to what the plea said. It added that the SC didn’t take into account that over 700 Kashmiri Pandits were murdered between 1989 and 1998 and FIRs were lodged in over 200 cases, but not even one has been prosecuted or convicted.


Hi, my name is Nisha and I'm an educational journalist based in India. I've always been passionate about the power of education to transform lives, and that's what led me to pursue a career in journalism focused on this area. I completed my Bachelor's degree in English from Hindu College in Delhi in 2013 and then went on to earn my Master's in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication in 2017. During my studies, I also completed several short-term courses on Education in India, Sociology, and other related subjects to deepen my knowledge in this field. I'm particularly interested in improving access to quality education in rural areas, where students often face significant challenges. I've worked on a number of initiatives to address this issue, including advocating for better policies, resources, and practices that can make a difference. As an educational journalist, I'm passionate about using my platform to highlight important issues in the education space. I've covered a wide range of topics, including the impact of technology in the classroom, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and the challenges facing students from marginalized communities. One of the things I love most about my work is the opportunity to constantly learn and grow. I'm an avid reader and believe that reading is key to expanding one's knowledge and perspective. I'm always seeking out new ideas and insights to help me better understand the world around me. In summary, as an educational journalist, I'm dedicated to using my skills and expertise to make a positive impact in the field of education. I'm committed to improving access to quality education for all students and to using my platform to raise awareness about important issues in this area.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button