Srinagar: Kashmirs Pro-freedom camp on Friday came down heavily on the recent statement of chief minister Omar Abdullah wherein he stated that he will bring 2010 killings under the ambit of Commission of Inquiry (CoI).
Terming Omars statement a poll gimmick, the separatist leadership said that the chief minister himself is aware about the fact that, it is not in his control to punish the persons involved into the killings of 2010.
Huriyat Conference (G) led by Syed Ali Geelani said: Omars remarks The same is being done just to lure people and create impression that Omar regrets and cares for what happened to the people.
Rebuking Omar further, the amalgam stated that the statements of such nature are the preparations being done by the national conference for the forthcoming assembly polls and that punishing the guilty is not in the jurisdiction of the chief minster but the reins are in the hands of Indian Home Ministry
Chairman Huriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while taking jibe at Omars statement, said that Omar and his party can go to an extent for securing political gains and that the fact remains known that he did nothing on ground to stop the killings of 2010 year. If they would have punished the involved- the same could have stopped the further killings but they did nothing on ground and instead facilitated the situation during 2010, Mirwaiz said.
Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Mohammad Yasin Malik, who in the past moved the application in the high court seeking justice for the youth killed during the summer unrest of 2010, termed Omars statement a mere eye wash. What justice was given in the court of law. We have been perusing the case from the last four years and the public prosecutor blatantly termed the youth killed in 2010 as stone pelters and drug addicts, said Malik, adding that even of the youth threw stones, how come their killing could be justified.
Ordering probes and investigations have become the escape route for the dispensation here. They commit heinous crimes and then ordered probes just to hush up the matter, Malik said. In all the human rights volitions that took place in Kashmir, the government here orders the probe and keeps the hope lingering. Reality is that when justice wasnt delivered in the court of law, what Omar Abdullah is promising to Kashmirs bruised souls.
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