RIGHTS GROUPS WRITE TO PM, HM
‘JK Govt, Centre Responsible For Kashmir Unrest’
Ahmedabad, July 24: Holding the central and state government responsible for the prevailing unrest in Jammu and Kashmir, Ahmedabad-based Human Rights organizations – People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) and Movement for Secular Democracy (MSD) – have condemned “the unabated human rights violations in the state.”
In a memorandum to the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the Union Home Minster P Chidambaram, the civil liberties groups expressed their concern over the unrest in the valley. They condemned violation of human rights allegedly by security forces and failure of both state and central governments to calm down the incensed situation in the region. Terming it a blot on democracy, they urged both governments to initiate for prevention of further loss of life and property.
“With the disclosure of the Machil fake encounter in May this year, the political situation in Jammu and Kashmir has worsened over the last few weeks. Spontaneous protests erupted in the valley. Police action killed 18 youths in the age-group of 9 to 25. Even common people are now dying and sustaining injuries. The so-called undeclared curfews are furthering harassment of the civilians in the valley. Even journalists with valid curfew passes have been attacked and even ambulances not spared,” the memorandum reads.
Regarding violation of Article 370 in the valley it notes: “The Article 370 was added to the Indian Constitution to give due consideration to the aspirations and rights of the people of Kashmir. But instead of giving effect to the Article 370, the security forces are carrying on indiscriminate killing of common people including teenagers and youth and cool-headed murder staging fake encounters,”
They groups demanded judicial inquiry into the recent killings of youths, release of all the children arrested on the charges of stone pelting and compensation to the families whose kith and kin were killed in security force’s firing.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 24 Jul 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 24 Jul 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM FRONTPAGE
Srinagar, July 24: The High Court Bar Association Kashmir Saturday gave ultimatum to the government saying if it would not release Bar president Mian Abdul Qayoom and General Secretary G N Shaheen by Sunday More
- Srinagar City
Month on, at midnight father leaves Nowhatta home to care for only son
Srinagar, July 24: Since June 26, when Zaid Bin Riyaz was born, the infant is not keeping well and his parents have been changing the medical treatment simply because the doctors couldn’t be consulted More
HOPES DIMINISH AS NO BODY RECOVERED YET
Kishtwar, July 24: While grief stricken people of Kishtwar township observed complete bandh to mourn the death of victims of yesterday’s road mishap, some heart rending tragedies start coming to light More
- South Asia
GK NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi, July 24: Reiterating that Jammu and Kashmir is a political issue, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday underlined the need for pursuing external dialogue process and initiating internal talks More
GK NEWS NETWORK
New Delhi, July 24: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said J&K had suffered a whopping more than `8000 crore loss on various counts after construction of Shahpur Kandi Barrage. He said: “Consequent More