‘We don't seem to be inclined’: Apex Court dismisses plea seeking probe into Kashmiri Pandits exodus

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a plea seeking probe into the exodus and killings of Kashmiri Pandits, in line with Bar and Bench.

The apex court allowed the petitioner to withdraw the plea and seek an appropriate remedy. The plea was filed by Ashutosh Taploo, whose father Tika Lal Taploo was killed by JKLF militants at the time.

Rejecting the plea, the bench of Justice BR Gavai said, “We aren't inclined. Similar petitions are dismissed earlier.”

Earlier in March, this year, a Kashmiri Pandit organisation filed a curative petition within the Supreme Court against the highest court’s 2017 order which had turned down a plea for an investigation into the “mass murders and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits during 1989-90 and subsequent years” and also the “reasons for non-prosecution of FIRs” of the incidents.

The plea by ‘Roots in Kashmir’ cited the SC orders dismissing its writ petition on July 24, 2017 and therefore the review petition against this on October 25, 2017 on the bottom that over 27 years had elapsed within the matter and evidence is unlikely to be available.

The curative petition contended that the SC was “not justified in the slightest degree in dismissing the writ petition at the admission stage by merely on presumption” of evidence being unavailable because of passage of your time, and distinguished multiple cases to back its assertion.