Jammu and Kashmir National Conference has demanded a probe into alleged human rights excesses and has asked the Governor’s administration to ensure sense of security among the people.
Addressing party functionaries and workers here party general secretary Haji Ali Muhammad Sagar said, “On one hand we see the honorable Governor making tall claims about protecting human rights in Kashmir and on the other hand we see abject inaction on behalf of the incumbent Governor’s administration against excesses by forces. One fails to understand how the anticipated goal of achieving long term peace in the Valley will be materialized if people continue to face intimidation and other excesses. In any working constitutional democracy it is rather imperative for the government to uphold the fundamental rights as have been assured to all by the constitution. There is no accountability on ground in this part of the world. The issue of human rights violations is further complicated by the impunity it seemingly enjoys.”
Sagar said, “The other day thrashing of women by forces in Tral was widely reported by local dailies. In some hamlets people continue to face curbs on their day to day lives. The other day news reports had it that seven minors were detained in the Soibugh locality in central Kashmir following some incident of stone pelting. However following the protest held by locals two boys out of the seven were let off badly injured. One of the injured has been referred to SKIMS and his condition is said to be critical. Amidst all this we don’t see Governor’s administration taking cognizance of the accesses committed by the forces in this particular case. The district administration and the state machinery seemingly have shut its eyes to the mounting woes of people. The incumbent governor administration has miserably failed to provide sense of security to the people.”
Among others provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani, senior leader Choudhary Muhammad Ramzan, Ali Muhammad Dar, Shameema Firdous, and Pir Muhammad Hussain were also present in the meet. The leaders urged the incumbent administration to ensure rule of law in the state.
Meanwhile party’s chief spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi, senior leader Aga Mehmood have also condemned the Soibugh incident and have sought a thorough investigation into the matter.