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Asking the government to explain why such a window was not given to those who could not adhere to the December 31 deadline, Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul gave it two weeks time to file an affidavit.
"Why did you not exercise the option of opening another window (provided under law). You may have 20 reasons."
"I (government) didn't think it appropriate to exercise the option," the Attorney General told the court.
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