SC refuses to re-open cases of Kashmiri Pandit killings
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition that sought to re-open 215 cases in which Kashmiri Pandits were killed. The court observed that it would be difficult to obtain evidence after 27 years and hence the cases could not be re-opened.
A plea had been filed seeking to order a trial against separatists, Yasin Malik. It was alleged that he was one of the persons behind the killing of Kashmiri Pandits in 1989-90. It was alleged that Malik had committed offences during that period and hence he must be tried.
As a result of the unrest in 1990 several Kashmiri Pandits were killed and many other had to leave Jammu and Kashmir. Separatists and terrorists had systematically called for the killing and ouster of Kashmiri Pandits.