JAKAF concerned over unabated rights abuses in JK
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Srinagar, Jan 31: The Joint Association of Kashmiri Affected Families Sunday expressed concern over the continued gross human rights violations by armed forces across the state.
The Association said that since January 1, 2010 there had been a “sharp increase in rights violations and civilian killings.”
“Since January 1, almost a dozen civilians have been killed by forces,” the Association spokesman said.
Enumerating the HR abuse cases, he said on January 22, Manzoor Ahmad Sofi was “deliberately” shot-at near Parihaspora, Pattan by the forces of 10th battalion IRP.
Similarly, he said, Army and SOG in Pulwama “used” a civilian, 35-year old Mushtaq Ahmad Mir, as “human shield who was later killed by them” on January 24.
He said that on January 6, Muhammad Akbar Lone of Tangmarg was “shot by police” near Lal Chowk during an encounter. On January 7, Muhammad Iqbal Bhat son of Muhammad Shaban Malik of Lachampora, Rajwar, Handwara was arrested and is missing since then. On January 8, CRPF men allegedly fired upon 16-year-old Inayatullah Khan of Dalgate here who later succumbed to his injuries.
On January 16, CRPF personnel and SOG men allegedly killed Pervez Ahmad Hajjam son of Arampora, Sopur.
On January 19, troops allegedly killed Manzoor Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Nabi Bhat of Drangbal. On January 20, Mudasir Ahmad Teli of Urdu Bazaar here was booked under PSA on “fake charges.”
The spokesman said the CRPF troopers ransacked the houses and beat up civilians at Ahrabal, Kulgam; Abhama, Khranbal; Khrew; Pulwama; Batamaloo, Chotta Bazar and Aali Kadal.
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