During the unrest in 1989-90s in the Kashmir Valley, 700 Kashmiri Pandits were killed. Subsequently, 215 FIRs were lodged against these killings. During this period, the separatist leader, Yasin Malik, had been accused of alleged offence against the Kashmiri Pandits.
Supreme Court has refused to reopen this 27 years old case stating that it will be difficult to collect evidence now. The bench comprises of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud.
Advocate Vikas Padora, appearing for the “Roots of Kashmir” organization, the petitioner, stated that the Center and the Jammu and Kashmir government had failed to take appropriate actions and as a result the Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their houses due to rising threats and attacks during the 1989-90s and increase in the militant activities. Therefore, they couldn’t join the investigation. He contended that none of the 215 cases lodged against the murder of 700 Kashmiri Pandits has reached to any solution.