Geelani rejects CM’s TRC proposal
‘Probe By Killers Can’t Be Impartial’
Srinagar, Aug 23: Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Tuesday rejected chief minister Omar Abdullah’s proposal for setting up of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in J&K, saying that investigation by those who are responsible for killing people could not be just and impartial.
Commenting on the statement of Dr Farooq Abdullah that pro-freedom people wanted to set the state on fire, Geelani alleged that New Delhi and National Conference had together set Jammu Kashmir on fire. He said if all the political detainees were not released before Eid, ‘people would naturally express their anger and it could not be deferred by the threats of Dr Farooq or any other person.’
Regarding State Human Rights Commission’s confirmation of unmarked graves, Geelani said it had become a compulsion for government to get confirmed these graves because, according to him, it had been highlighted everywhere that there were unmarked graves in border areas and the international human rights organizations had taken a serious note of these reports.
Geelani said the unmarked graves had been discovered in the areas where there is network of army and BSF camps. “And there is no doubt about it that innocents killed in fake encounters are buried in these graves,” he said in a statement today.
Geelani demanded a probe into the presence of over 2,000 bodies in unmarked graves by United Nations’ War Crimes Tribunal.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 23 Aug 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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