Geelani,Mirwaiz reject Govt probe
‘Such Probes Always End-Up Toeing Official Line’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, June 26: Chairmen of both the factions of Hurriyat Conference have rejected the probe ordered by the state government into the circumstances leading to the fire which resulted in gutting of historic Dastgeer Sahab (RA) shrine at Khanyar in old city on Monday.
Hurriyat spokesperson Ayaz Akbar quoting Geelani said the conglomerate does not have faith in the probes and inquiries ordered by the government. “People of Kashmir have seen many such committees and probes ending up in mere eyewash,” Akbar said.
The chairman of Hurriyat Conference (M), Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who also heads the Muttahida Majlise Ullema, also rejected the probe ordered by the state government.
The state government Monday had set up a committee headed by the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Dr Asghar Samoon to investigate into the incident and file a report within week’s time.
“Government has set up many committees in the past also and we all know the fate of these so-called probe panels and commissions”, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq told local news gathering agency KNS.
“We outrightly reject the probe committee as past experiences tell us that these committees never come out with a report and even if they do it is always one-sided”, he added.
Mirwaiz called for an independent probe into the fire incident which resulted in complete gutting of the shrine of Hazrat Abdul Qadir Jeelani(RA) at Khanyar. “Mutahida Majlise Ullema wants setting up of a committee comprising neutral and credible people headed by the Sajjada Nisheen of the Dastgeer Sahib Shrine”, Mirwaiz said.
He called for inclusion of members from civil society, religious organizations and other stakeholders into the committee. “We won’t have any objection if the government also nominates some members to the committee”, Mirwaiz said.
(WITH INPUTS FROM KNS)
Lastupdate on : Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 26 Jun 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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