New Delhi: The debate on the issue has intensified after the release of the film 'The Kashmir Files', which depicts atrocities on Kashmiri Hindus. A lawyer and social activist, in a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, has sought a direction to reopen all cases related to the massacre of Kashmiri Pandits and to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to re-investigate the incidents of murders in the Kashmir Valley.
Lawyer and social activist Vineet Jindal, in his letter to President Ram Nath Kovind, has sought to reopen cases of the massacre of Kashmiri Pandits in 1989-1990 and set up an SIT to probe them. Jindal has requested the President that the SIT should thoroughly investigate all the cases registered so far and provide a platform to the victims, who were unable to report their cases due to the then adverse circumstances aimed at ensuring justice.
The counsel argued that if cases related to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots could be reopened and re-investigated, the 1990s Kashmiri Pandits' cases could also be reopened and investigated. Jindal wrote in the letter that the victims of the incidents were in a state of physical, emotional and mental trauma and had been struggling for their livelihood for the past several years and were not in a position to record their grievances, record their statements and were therefore deprived of an opportunity for justice.