|Hindu Vivek Kendra
|A RESOURCE CENTER FOR THE PROMOTION OF HINDUTVA
SRIKRISHNA COMMISSION REPORT
On behalf of Hindu Vivek Kendra we would like to offer the enclosed comments on the
Srikrishna Commission Report. We give here a detailed comments on the Volume I of the
report. Wherever necessary, we have considered the comments made in Volume II, which gives
details of selected police stations, comments on depositions of some police officers,
journalists and politicians, and the Action to be Taken Report (ATR) of the Maharashtra
government. We have also based our comments on the information given by the Commission to
some lawyers who were involved with the proceedings.
By law, a commission of inquiry is not bound by the rules that are applicable in a
court of law, and hence it does not have a judiciary role. Also, the person heading the
commission is not expected to play the role of a judge, but as one who recommends certain
actions for follow up. The objective of the commission is not only to identify if there
are certain persons against whom action needs to be taken, but also to look at the broader
picture so that incidents like riots are not repeated. Hence, the commission is an
important forum, which, if it functions properly, will lead to an improvement in social
In our comments there would be repetitions. This is necessary because the same points
have been repeated in the original report. We have tried to keep asking the reader to make
cross-references within our comments to the minimum. The number at the beginning of some
of the paragraphs refers to the paragraph number in Volume I of the report.
The Curious Yuvraj Mohite Story
|The Srikrishna Commission had charged the Shiv Sena chief, Balasaheb
Thackeray, as being a general' who commanded his troops to organise
retaliation in the Jan 93 riots that took place in Mumbai. It would
appear that this was done on the basis of the testimony of a journalist
Shri Yuvraj Mohite. However, there is so much contradictions in this
testimony that one has to look afresh at the whole thing. This article
presents these contradictions.
Srikrishna Commission Report: Perception of Hindus and Muslims
|Comment of Hindu Vivek Kendra
This report has been prepared on behalf of the Kendra by Shri Ashok Chowgule and Shri
Arvind Singh. If you would like to make any comments on this report, please contact us at:
Hindu Vivek Kendra,
5/12 Kamat Industrial Estate,
396 Veer Savarkar Marg,
Opp Siddhivinayak Temple,
Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400 025.
Tel: 422 1440, 422 5639.
Fax: 436 3756.
316, A-Z Industrial Estate,
G. K. Marg, Lower Parel,
Mumbai 400 013.
Tel : 493 9296, 497 4116.
Date: August 1998.
Price : Rs. 25 /-