Kunan Poshpora Mass Rape: CPA Writes to PM

SRINAGAR: The Centre for Policy Analysis (CPA) New Delhi has dispatched a letter to Prime Minister of India Dr Manmohan Singh seeking justice for the rape victims of Kunan Poshpora.

In the letter, the CPA has reminded the Prime Minister that people of Kashmir are too much agitated over Kunan Poshpora mass rape incident.

“CPA led Civil Society teams had a closer look at some of the events and incidents which continue to agitate the Kashmir Valley. One such incident is the gang rape of women in the twin villages of Kunan-Poshpura in the Kupwara district about 120 km outside Srinagar,” the letter reads.

The letter reads that CPA facilitated a team of senior civil society activists and political leaders to visit Kunan-Poshpura this month to assess the progress of the justice process and the grievances of the villages more than 22 years after the incident. “The misery and suffering of the victims was shocking, with the trauma clearly visible even two decades after the alleged crime,” the letter reads.

The letter written by CPA to the Prime Minister of India reads that the delegation has put together a detailed report for your perusal. “We believe you will be visiting Jammu and Kashmir to open a rail link and we hope that we can persuade you, Sir, to also open the communication links between your government and the rape victims.

We have made several recommendations with the hope that you will consider these favourably as there is urgent need to ensure justice in the full sense of the term,” the letter concludes with a hope that the PM will go through the report and take action personally. 

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