Hurriyat Rejects Govt Probe in Shopian Incident


SRINAGAR: Categorically rejecting judicial inquiry into Shopian incident both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference Wednesday termed it “a mockery” and said nothing substantiate was expected from these probes.

“The investigations were never result-oriented,” Syed Ali Shah Geelani  said in a statement. He said neither were the culprits identified nor were they brought to justice. “In murder and rape case of Asia and Neelofar, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in his statement had acquitted all those involved in the incident even before the investigation was started.”

Syed Ali Geelani said Omar Abdullah while repeating his stance has accepted the police version before any investigation could have ascertained the real facts about the Shopian massacre.

Taking strong notice of the statement wherein Omar Abdullah had rejected demands to revoke the controversial Public Safety Act (PSA), Syed Ali Geelani said it is the hooliganism of state. “The infamous PSA was apparently enacted against the timber smugglers during Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah’s regime in 1978, however, it is now being used to suppress the political opponents and even its rampant use against the students and civilians is no more secret now.”

The Hurriyat (G) Chairman said that Chief Minister is deliberately attempting to create confusion about Shopian incident. “There is no doubt that CRPF personals butchered our youth in a broad day light,” he said, adding that State has formulated a policy about these killings. “It is, as such, they create confusions.”

He said that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is not in a position to take any step or decision without the consent of Delhi. “Omar Abdullah is well aware about his status; however for his lust of power, he has lost all his passion and has even compromised with this embracing position.”

Terming Omar Abdullah’s statement as no more than a “gimmick”, the veteran pro-freedom leader said it is mere a vote-bank politics. “He (Omar) is following the footsteps of his grandfather.”

Judicial probe is mere eye wash: Hurriyat (M)

Terming the probe called by the state government in Shopian killings as a mere eye wash, Hurriyat Conference (M) Wednesday said administration always announces investigations into the innocent killings just to douse the public anger and protect the guilty involved in the cold blooded murder of the civilians.

Ridiculing the government announced probes into the civilian killings, Hurriyat spokesman said not a single inquiry had so far bore a result and held the guilty responsible for the deaths of innocents.

The spokesman said the namesake representatives of people in the state assembly have never approved an inquiry commission to probe the innocent killings. He said many such cases have been pending in the courts, FIR’s have been lodged, but the state assemble has never approved any commission to probe the innocent killings, adding, nor any resolution has been passed in that regard.

Reacting to the former Indian Army Chief, VK Singh’s startling revelations that the pro-Indian politicians were being funded by army and intelligence agencies, spokesman said the so called legislators passed a resolution to investigate the army generals claims. Pointing towards this double standard, spokesman said they never ordered a probe or inquiry into the killings of civilians people.

Spokesman said that by not revoking PSA, the government has continued with the policy of institutionalized violence on poor Kashmiris. He said that imposition of draconian laws and giving unbridled powers to army and other forces is being done in a bid to serve military interests in Kashmir. He said the pro-government politicians were in fore-front to support such laws and shield the security interests of India to weaken the pro-freedom sentiment in Kashmir.

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