OIC CONDEMNS KILLINGS

Srinagar, July 21: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has condemned the killing of civilians by the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in Gool area of district Ramban.
 In a mailed statement from Jeddah, the OIC said; “The Secretary General Professor Ekmeleddin Ehsanoglu has expressed deep concern and condemnation over the recent wave of violence against the people of Kashmir by the Indian forces which reportedly caused the death and injury to a number of Kashmiri people.”
 According to the statement, the Secretary General has appealed the Indian authorities to show restraint, avoid excessive use of force, and respect the people’s will and rights in order to help improve the security situation in Kashmir and the wider region.
 Earlier, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for restraint after BSF gunned down protesters in Kashmir.
 “The Secretary-General has repeatedly called on all concerned to exercise restraint and solve issues peacefully,” his spokesman Martin Nesirky said.
 Global human rights watchdog, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has also condemned the killing of peaceful protesters at Gool saying that India should designate an independent commission to investigate the incident.
 “The loss of life at Ramban needs a prompt investigation by an independent commission,” said Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director for HRW.
 “Any finding of illegal use of force by BSF troops should result in prosecutions. Too often the BSF’s version of events is simply accepted, allowing killing after killing for which no one is held to account,” she added.

Lastupdate on : Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST




  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • Digg
  • TwitThis
  • Mixx
  • Technorati
  • Facebook
  • NewsVine
  • Reddit
  • Google
  • LinkedIn
  • YahooMyWeb
  • Print News

Enter the Security code exactly as you see it in the image security code is CaSe SeNsItIvE(Cookies must be enabled)
  • MORE FROM FRONTPAGE

  • Kashmir

Will Gool probe be different from 54 ordered since 2009?

Inquiry would be taken to logical conclusion: Govt

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar, July 21: With Kashmir once again on the edge following the killing of four unarmed protestors at Gool in Ramban district, the inquiry ordered by the government is once again under question. Will More



  • Srinagar City

From north to east, Achan stench furthers

After Shaher-e-Khaas, nauseating smell invades Lal Bazar; Srinagarites pestered; Admin sleeps

GK CITY CORRESPONDENT

Srinagar, July 21: Despite repeated public appeals to the government top brass –seeking end to the foul smell emanating from Achan dumping yard –the stench has been furthering with each passing day –even More




  • Jammu

Conduct investigation by sitting HC judge: BJYM

Jammu, July 21: The youth wing of BJP today demanded a probe by a sitting High Court judge into the firing incident in Ramban district that left four persons dead on July 18. "We demand stern action More



  • World

World’s first Quran in embroidery

Dubai, July 21: It’s unique, it’s magical and it’s monumental. A Syrian businessman in his 50s has come up with a new form of art that’s a blend of calligraphy and embroidery and, interestingly, he has More



ADD
Designed Developed and Maintaned By Imobisoft Ltd /Algosol Software Solutions