Form SIT to identify perpetrators of genocide in J-K: NGO

One-liner: The SC on Friday asked an NGO that raised the issue of the alleged genocide of Hindus and Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir during 1989-2003 to make a representation before the Centre and the appropriate authority.

Identify perpetrators: In its plea, the NGO We the Citizens sought the constitution of a Special Investigation Team to identify the perpetrators who were involved in the genocide.

Mass exodus: The petitioner's counsel argued that the genocide and exodus of over one lakh Sikhs and Hindus from the Kashmir Valley during that period had never been noticed by the state administration at that time.

Allowed to withdraw plea: The top court, which disposed of the petition, allowed the petitioner to withdraw the plea with the liberty to make a representation to the govt and the appropriate authority.

Plea to conduct census: The plea sought directions to conduct a census of Hindus and Sikhs, who have been victims or survivors of genocide in Jammu and Kashmir and are now residing in different parts of India. 

Source: PTI

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