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CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTSAn Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability$
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A. G. Noorani

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195678291

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.001.0001

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Dissolving A Commission of Inquiry 1

Dissolving A Commission of Inquiry 1

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(p.203) 26 Dissolving A Commission of Inquiry1
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CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS
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A.G. Noorani

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0092

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

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