Five rights violation cases in JK last year: A K Antony
‘India, Pak Want Early Resolution Of Siachen Issue’
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Aug 27: Out of 33 cases of human rights violation by armed force personnel registered last year, only three are being investigated, Defence Minister A K Antony informed the Lok Sabha Monday. He said five such cases were registered from Jammu and Kashmir.
In a written reply to a question, Antony said; “There has been no delay in disposing of alleged human rights violation cases. Further, all the cases where investigations have been completed were found to be false.”
Out of the total complaints, 25 were registered in North East and five in Jammu and Kashmir during 2011.
Replying to another question Antony said that India and Pakistan have agreed to continue the dialogue in Siachen for early resolution of outstanding issues there, and have reaffirmed the resolve to make serious, sustained and result oriented efforts to seek an amicable solution.
In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Defence Minister said that since 1984, a total of 846 soldiers have lost their lives in Siachen glacier.
"During the 13th Round of Siachen Talks between the Defence Secretaries of India and Pakistan held in Pakistan on 11-12th June 2012, both delegations reaffirmed their resolve to make serious, sustained and result oriented efforts for seeking an amicable resolution of Siachen," he said.
It was agreed to continue the dialogue on Siachen in keeping with the desire of the leaders of both the countries for early resolution of all outstanding issues, Antony added.
On resolution of Sir Creek issue with Pakistan, he said the meeting between the Surveyor Generals of the two countries was held here on June 18-19.
"The two sides discussed the land boundary in the Sir Creek area and also delimitation of International Maritime Boundary between India and Pakistan. They reiterated their desire to find an amicable solution of the Sir Creek issue through sustained and result oriented dialogue," he said.
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