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Nanavati Commission Term Extended


The Times of India, New Delhi, Mar. 26, 2003

"The Union cabinet on Tuesday . . . extended the term of the Nanavati Commission inquiring into 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The cabinet [extended] the term of Nanavati Commission probing the 1984 anti-Sikh riots for another six months, till Oct. 2 this year. 'This is the fifth extension given to the commission whose term was to expire on Apr. 2, 2003,' [parliamentary affairs minister Sushma] Swaraj said. She said the commission had informed the government that it was in the process of writing the draft report, which was expected to be ready by Apr. this year and and that it needed six more months to come out with the final report after completing all other formalities. The commission was set up by the Centre on May 8, 2000, to probe the anti-Sikh riots that broke out in Delhi and other parts of the country following the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on Oct. 31, 1984."