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SC refuses to entertain a plea seeking SIT probe into Kashmir migration

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) identify criminals involved (in), aided, and abetted in the alleged killings of Hindus and Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir. A direction was made to set up the 1989-2003 period” and to prosecute them.

A bench of Justices BR Gavai and CT Ravikumar asked the petitioner, We the Citizen, an NGO, to represent the central government.

The NGO agreed to do so and sought liberty to withdraw the petition moved by the Supreme Court. The petition states that the alleged killings led to the exodus of Hindus and Sikhs from the Valley. It cited Pakistan, Islamic bigotry, and “compassion on the part of the Indian state” as part of the problem.

The petition also sought directions for “rehabilitation/rehabilitation of Kashmiri Hindus and Sikhs, including those who migrated from Kashmir and any other part of the country after the exodus in 1990… / are left over residing in different parts of India” and “The Guidelines … declare that all sales of the property after migration in January 1990, whether religious, residential, agricultural, commercial, institutional, educational or any be other immovable property as Null and Void”.

In July 2017, a bench of then CJI JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud dismissed a similar PIL filed by Roots in Kashmir, which held that “the matters relating to 1989-90, and more than 27 years have passed”.

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