The State Human Rights Commission on Wednesday sought a detailed report from Director General of Police about the killing of eight civilians by government forces in central Kashmir's Budgam and Ganderbal districts on the polling day on Sunday.
Pertinently, eight civilians—seven in Budgam and one in Ganderbal—were shot dead by the forces on Sunday during voting for the Srinagar- Budgam parliamentary segment.
Acting on a complaint, the rights panel directed the Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief to submit a detailed report over the killings by or before May 29, 2017. "Justice Bilal Nazki, chairperson J&K SHRC took cognizance of the case on April 11; while passing the order, the undersigned is directed to request you to kindly furnish a detailed report in the instant case by or before 29-05-2007," reads the SHRC Secretary's notice to the DGP.
The commission took cognizance of a complaint filed by M M Shuja, a member of a Kashmir civil society, who has sought a probe into the killings by the SHRC's investigating agency.
The complainant has also urged the rights body to order registration of FIRs against those found guilty of using excessive force and violating Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). He has also sought compensation for families of the deceased and for those injured in forces action.