HR activists demand punishment for massacre guilty

Srinagar: International Forum for Justice Chairman Muhammad Ahsan Untoo staged a protest against ‘multiple massacres’ allegedly committed by Government Forces particularly BSF in Kashmir Valley.

Untoo wrapped a long and wide banner around his body that depicted the dates of Gawkadal, Handwara, Kupwara and Sopore massacres. The multicolour banner draped by Untoo attracted the attention of scores of people including mediamen.

Talking to CNS, Untoo said that Government Forces involved in so many massacres are roaming free and no accused has been brought to book so far.

“I had lodged a complaint against CRPF personnel involved in 1990 Gawkadal massacre in State Human Rights Commission in 2012 and till date nothing positive have come out despite the fact that inquiry was conducted by IGP State Human Rights Commission,” Untoo said. “ I have filed all but 153 petitions against BSF and other security agencies involved in different massacres and killing incidents. The Security Agencies approached High Court and barred SHRC to conduct fair and impartial probe into these massacres,” Untoo said.

He said there are so many administrative officials who are still alive and it is the right and duty of the State to question them about the Gowkadal massacre.

 “Then Governor Jagmohan does not occupy any post now and same is the case with other witnesses who occupied important posts in Kashmir at the time of massacres. They must be questioned and their statements should be recorded so that justice could be delivered without any delay now,” he said.

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