PC, Antony, Omar responsible for Kellar killing: ANC
Srinagar, Apr 27: Accusing the union Defence Minister, A K Antony, Home Minister P Chidambaram and the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah for being ‘collectively responsible for the murder’ of Ghulam Ahmad Kalas in Kellar Shopian, the Awami National Conference senior vice-president, Muzaffar Shah today said being the head of Unified Command, Omar Abdullah was directly responsible for the incident.
“Arrest of these accused under murder charges, speedy trial with exemplary punishment and immediate removal of Rashtriya Rifles from Kashmir is the peoples demand,” he said while addressing media here.
Advocating the removal of all black laws and unbridled powers rested with the troopers, the ANC demanded immediate halt to the rights violations perpetrated on the innocent Kashmiris.
“Only a few days ago a 70-year old beggar was killed and dubbed as militant by troopers,” he said, adding such incidents were a “slur on Indian democracy, which seems non-existent beyond Lakhanpur.”
Referring to the families of recently killed persons by troopers in Kellar and Kupwara, Muzaffar said the state and centre were responsible to ensure a decent livelihood for the families, adding that a mere compensation of Rs 1 lakh to the family was highly deplorable.
Commenting on the death sentence awarded to the two Kashmiri youth in Lajpat Nagar blast case, he said the legal cell of the party was examining all the pros and cons of the case.
He brought to the notice of the Election Commission of India, the gross irregularities in issuance of voter cards.
“Falsified and distorted election cards have been issued throughout valley. The ANC chief Khalida Shah and members of her family have not been spared with the distorted date of birth.”
He said union minister for renewable energy; Dr Farooq Abdullah, PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti and other legislators should resign.
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