When asked if the Uttar Pradesh government had sent its report to the MHA, Rijiju said, "We have not received a report from the state government. The state government should have sent its report."
"The Government of India has announced a package for the settlement of Kashmiri Pandits in the valley. The work is going on. There are some problems on the ground, which everybody knows," he said in response to opposition raised by separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani to the proposed Sainik colonies in the Kashmir Valley.
Dispelling the notion that the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is re-opening the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases in view of the upcoming Punjab polls, he said, "the government has nothing to do with it. SIT officials are professional, they know their work. The government has nothing to do with it."
After reviewing their documents, the SIT has decided to reopen around 75 cases. The SIT will issue advertisements regarding these cases and ask victims and witnesses to join the probe.
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