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Dissolving A Commission of Inquiry<sup>1</sup>

A.G. Noorani

in CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195678291
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080588 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0092
Dissolving A Commission of Inquiry1

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On 23 January 1996, the chief minister of Maharashtra, Mr Murli Manohar Joshi dissolved the Srikrishna Commission, which was inquiring into the riots that rocked Bombay in December 1992 and January 1993. The Shiv Sena-BJP combine showed undue alacrity in dissolving the commission under Section 7 of the Commissions of Inquiry Act. The chapter analyses the provisions of the Section.

Keywords: chief minister; Maharashtra; Murli Manohar Joshi; Srikrishna Commission; riots; Bombay; Commissions of Inquiry Act

Chapter.  1410 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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