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Nanavati Commission report on 1984 anti-Sikh riots submitted

By Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI, FEB. 9. Justice G.T. Nanavati, a retired judge of the Supreme Court, who headed the Commission that probed the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that broke out in the wake of the assassination of the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, today submitted its report to the Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil.

The Commission was to submit its report to the Home Minister on January 31 when its term had expired but it could not as Mr. Patil was visiting the North-Eastern States.

Justice Nanavati submitted the two-volume report, running into about 200-pages and several annexures, in sealed covers to Mr. Patil. Both Justice Nanavati and Mr. Patil refused to answer any query from the media.

The Nanavati Commission was appointed by the previous National Democratic Alliance Government on May 8, 2000 to inquire into certain matters connected with anti-Sikh riots that took place in Delhi and other parts of the country on and after October 31, 1984.

Exhaustive enquiry

The probe panel's four-point terms of reference were quite exhaustive. It was mandated to enquire into the causes and course of the criminal violence and riots targeting members of the Sikh community; the sequence of events leading to and all the facts relating to such violence and riots; whether these heinous crimes could have been averted and whether there were any lapses or dereliction of duty on the part of any of the responsible authorities; to enquire into the adequacy of the administrative measures taken to prevent and to deal with the violence and the riots; and to recommend measures which may be adopted to meet the ends of the justice.

The first sitting of the Commission was held on October 3, 2000. The term of the Commission was to expire on April 2, 2001 but it was extended from time to time. Its tenth and last extension was granted for a period of one month up to January 31, 2005 with the approval of the Cabinet.

Several prominent Congress leaders, including the former Prime Minister, P.V. Narasimha Rao, had deposed before the Commission, which was the second judicial body to have probed riots.

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