From KO Archives: Released militants seek justice

Srinagar: Activists of J&K Human Servants Federation (JKHSF), a social organisation held a march in Kupwara town to protest the alleged harassment of released militants at the hands of security forces and police personnel, a federation handout said here today.

The activists, shouting slogans demanding an end to the excesses, marched from Jamia Masjid, Kupwara up to town market. They were led by the JKHSF vice chairman, Mohammad Ahsan Untoo, the press release added.

Prior to the march a resolution was adopted by the JKHSF inside Jamia Masjid, Kupwara where in immediate end to the alleged atrocities on released militants was sought.

The resolution read that the militants, who are being released “after completing their jail terms are being subjected to mental and physical torture by the members of security forces and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police.” An immediate end to such acts was demanded through the resolution, copies of which, the JKHSF claimed were

sent to the leading human rights groups across the world and to the Secretary General of United Nations, Mr. Kofi Annan.

The JKHSF activists, who took out a procession later were addressed by various leaders, who demanded the resolution of J&K issue according to the existing UNO resolutions on Kashmir. They also sought an end to atrocities on released militants. The leader’s also urged the authorities to remove the photographs of released militants from various police stations and stop arresting innocent people ahead of republic day.





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