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SC rejects one more plea for SIT probe into Kashmiri Pandit exodus

The Supreme Court docket on Monday rejected one more plea looking for an inquiry by a Particular Investigation Staff (SIT) into the killings and compelled exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.

A bench of Justices B R Gavai and C T Ravikumar declined to entertain the plea filed by Ashutosh Taploo, son of Tikalal Taploo, who was shot useless by Pakistan-backed terrorists in September 1990.

The courtroom famous that it had not entertained an analogous petition earlier this week. With the courtroom not inclined to entertain his petition, the petitioner withdrew it.

On September 2, the bench refused to entertain a plea looking for instructions to arrange an SIT “to establish the perpetrators who have been concerned (in), aided and abetted” the alleged killings “of Hindus and Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir throughout the interval from 1989-2003” and to prosecute them. The courtroom then requested the petitioner, the NGO We the Residents, to method the central authorities.

In July 2017, a bench of then Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud dismissed an analogous public-interest petition filed by Roots in Kashmir, a physique representing Kashmiri Pandits. The bench stated “the situations referred to in” the petition “pertain to 1989-90, and greater than 27 years have handed”.

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