Panditocide and India’s Ironic Role in Criminalising Genocide

The number of convicted persons for the genocide crimes against Kashmiri Pandits is zero. Right from India’s pioneering role in co-sponsoring the United Nations Genocide Convention of 1948 to signing it on 29th November 1949 and ratifying it on 27th August 1959, Indian state has only moved away from its moral and contractual obligations. Not only that. MoS for the Ministry of Home Affairs has gone ahead and officially ‘dismissed’ the idea to bring any special legislation on genocide crime in India, by giving a misleading argument on the floor of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, on 9th February 2022.