14 years on: Chattisinghpora families await justice

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Srinagar: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee Friday demanded a re-investigation into the Chattisinghpora Sikh massacre case and the subsequent Pathribal and Brakpora incidents. On the eve of 14th anniversary of the Chattisinghpora massacre, APSCC, Chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said that it is surprising that even after the expiry of fourteen years, government failed to indict and expose the killers of the innocent Sikhs.

He said that the way Government has handled the case so far makes us believe that State Government knows everything and want to spare the killers of the innocent people. “We have every reason to doubt on the designs of the government. We demand that a sitting Supreme Court judge be appointed to probe the massacre,” Raina said.

“An inclusive and time-bound enquiry into the killing of 36 Sikhs at Chattisingpura is the only way to find out the truth about all the events that took place after that massacre,” Raina said.

On March 20, 2000 unidentified gunmen carried out massacre of Sikhs in Chattisinghpura village in South Kashmir’s Anantnag town ahead of arrival of then US president Bill Clinton in India for an official visit. 

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