The Srinagar sessions court on Wednesday started the trial of JKLF terrorist Bitta Karate, who had admitted killing over 40 Kashmiri Pandits during the 1990s. The hearing in the case began after nearly 31 years following a plea by the family of Satish Tickoo, one of his victims.
Meanwhile, a Kashmiri Pandit organization had also moved a curative petition in the Supreme Court seeking a probe either by CBI or NIA into the mass murders and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits during 1989-90.
After the screening of Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri’s movie The Kashmir, Files showed violence several Kashmiri Pandit families have come out to narrate the horrific tales of their sufferings during the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley following the release of the movie 'The Kashmir Files' recently.
A Kashmiri Pandit organization had also moved a curative petition in the Supreme Court seeking a probe either by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the mass murders and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits during 1989-90.
The plea, filed by Roots in Kashmir, has challenged an order of the top court passed in 2017 dismissing the plea saying, "The instances referred in the petition pertaining to the year 1989-90, and more than 27 years have passed by since then. No fruitful purpose would emerge, as the evidence is unlikely to be available at this late juncture".
The plea sought prosecution of Yasin Malik and Farooq Ahmed Daar alias Bitta Karate, Javed Nalka and others, for hundreds of FIRs of murders of Kashmiri Pandits during 1989-90, 1997, and 1998, which are lying un-investigated by J&K Police even after nearly three decades.