Punish Magray’s killers; revoke draconian laws: Jama’at
Srinagar, Feb 6: The Jama’at-e-Islami J&K today said the killing of Manzoor Ahmad Magray of Chowgul Handwara in an army ambush “is an undisputable proof of open aggression on the Kashmiri people.”
“After every such incident, the army comes out with a justification to absolve its personnel from the crime.
The army has never been sincere in providing justice to the people of Kashmir that is why the officers and personnel involved in these crimes have not been punished as law demands. The local police and judiciary become mute spectators in such circumstances and are not even allowed to speak the truth. It is the duty of the police to apprehend such culprits and charge-sheet them before the court of law for deliverance of justice,” Jama’at spokesman Advocate Zahid Ali said in a statement.
He said, “The draconian laws here give a license to kill to the army and other agencies thereby making the local police and judiciary a non-entity,” he said.
Jamaat-e-Islami demand an immediate revocation of all draconian laws including the AFSPA and urges the Government of India to take stern action against the culprits involved in Handwara and other such incidents to create a sense of security amongst Kashmiris, he said.
Jama’at also demands setting up of an impartial high level judicial commission to probe all incidents including Jaleel
Andrabi, Wamiq Farooq, Zahid Farooq, Asiya Neelofar, Manzoor Magray murder cases, Machil encounter, Wandhama massacre, Pathribal incident, etc to bring the truth of fore, he added.
KILLING OF INNONCENTS WORST HR VIOLATION: TARIGAMI
Denouncing the killing of Manzoor Ahmad Magray and two sisters in Sopore, CPI (M) State Secretary and MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami asked the government to take stern measures for bringing killers to justice.
“Killing of innocents is worst form of rights violations which must be resisted strongly”, Tarigami said in a statement adding “it was very unfortunate that Kashmiris continue to lose their young population despite popular government in place.”
He said the government must not act as a mute spectator to this heinous scene of death and destruction rather it should move fast to identify the killers and bring them to justice. Mere condemnation of the incident is not solution to the problem, he said. “The oft repeated claims of leaders regarding zero tolerance to rights violations must be translated into action”, he said and called for taking appropriate steps to punish the culprits perpetrating atrocities.
He demanded exemplary punishment to the offenders to avoid recurrence of such incidents. Any negligence in this regard will be criminal; he remarked and called for coordinated efforts to stem the rot.
Army had said Manzoor Ahmad Magray, was shot dead by the soldiers of 4 Para who had laid an ambush. They said the killing was a case of mistaken identity.
However, locals alleged that Manzoor’s death was not a case of mistaken identity.
The deceased had given up studies and worked as a small-time contractor and his father is an activist of the ruling National Conference.
The family members of the youth alleged that he was taken out of the house by the soldiers and severely tortured, resulting in his death.
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