Apni Party, PC Reject SIT Investigation

Srinagar- Two political parties widely considered close to ruling dispensation in New Delhi have rejected the clean chit given by police Special Investigation Team (SIT) to its men in the Hyderpora incident which had left four people dead last month.

Apni Party president, Syed Altaf Bukhari and Sajad Ghani Lone led Peoples Conference on Wednesday said said that they don't accept the probe conducted by police, saying that the killers should be brought to book.

“Who is police to give clean chit in Hyderpora incident? Judicial probe has to be conducted in this regard and the killers will be identified,” Bukhari told reporters.

Earlier, Bukhari led his party workers to protest against the Delimitation Commission's draft with regard to addition in assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir, which, however, was foiled by authorities.

After the protest was foiled, Bukhari said that the future course of action will be decided in a meeting today.

Meanwhile, J&K Peoples Conference, while rejecting the findings of the SIT on Hyderpora killings has termed the probe as 'one more case of providing official legitimacy to violence'.

The party said that 'this is just one of the thousands of probes since last three decades, which has revealed nothing apart from justifying murder.'

"There are no surprises in the probe, the results are as predicted. No change in comma or a full stop and a reiteration and replication of thousands of probes held in the past. We don't even have a single modicum of belief that the government will actually have the moral courage to own a wrong and apologise for the same", PC spokesperson said in a statement.

He said that the gist of all probes in the past has always been that the government of the day can never be wrong.

"Keeping up with tradition, care has been taken to type out a report devoid of any human emotions and disregard for all human sensibilities including the families who lost their loved ones", he added.

He further stated that the onus to save oneself is on the common man or common woman not on the government of the day.

"The government of the day has the right to fire bullets and any victims of the past or of the future better ensure that they are not caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time or even right place at the wrong time."

"We appeal to the government to stop pretending to be just and allow the families to mourn in peace and not reopen the ugly wounds that were inflicted on them on that dreadful night", he added.

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