2010 killings: Commission Takes Dig At District Judges

Srinagar: Justice (retd) M L Koul who heads one-man judicial commission to probe the killing of over 120 civilians during unrest in the Valley in 2010 Friday said that till date only five aggrieved families have filed their documents with regard to the death of their kith and kin in different firing incidents in 2010 unrest. 

He however said that these five aggrieved persons have missed to file the petitions as per notification and affidavits too have not been filed as directed in the notification that these affidavits were to be got attested from a First Class Magistrate.

“The petitioners failed to complete the petitions as there was a big turmoil in Valley due to recent floods and now the people are engrossed with elections that would be over by the end of December this year, thus Commission has resolved that one more notification would be issued that would enable the victim families to file their petitions or affidavits within a month from November 29,” Koul said.

Taking a dig at District Judges, the one-man Commission told CNS that no notification would be sent to District Judges for, “they have not cared about our directions as expressed in our notification rather it is found that they have not at all made any effort to proclaim in their areas that the Commission of Inquiry has been appointed who has been authorized to receive the petitions or affidavits and make inquiry about the matter regarding those people who are killed in different firing incidents in 2010 unrest,” he said adding that the notifications would be directly sent to the District Magistrates and printing and electronic media.

Pertinently, in June this year, Jammu and Kashmir government had approved the appointment of a one-man judicial commission headed by Justice (retd) M L Koul to probe the killing of over 120 civilians during unrest in the Valley in 2010.  The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah here.

More than 120 persons were killed in action by security forces during the agitation in Kashmir Valley in 2010.

The government had appointed a commission in 2010 to probe the 17 killings that had taken place till July that year. (CNS)

 

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