Letter to PM, seeking an inquiry in the fresh killing of three Kashmiri youth

Must read

Kolkata: Track II diplomat and Chairman of centre for Peace & Progress O P Shah had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern over the killing of three youth in Kashmir on December 30, 2020 and urged for an independent inquiry into the alleged fake encounter.

On December 30, the three young men – namely, Ajaz Maqbool Ganie, Athar Mushtaq Wani and Zubair Ahmad Lone – were shot at and killed by the Indian Army’s 2 Rashtriya Rifles unit in the Lawaypora area of Srinagar.

Parents of three youth claimed that the three were students and hours before encounters they were with them at their respective houses.

In August, 2020 itself three labourers were killed in Shopian which later turned out to be fake. The three labourers were killed in an encounter in stage managed murder and even arms were planted on his bodies.

“I would urge the Government of India and the administration of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir to conduct an independent, impartial and thorough investigation of this encounter, which the families of the dead young men allege was a ‘fake encounter’,” Shah mentioned in the letter and also raised major points.

“This allegation by the families of the deceased is further bolstered by the following information from recent media reports:

“That none of the deceased had any police record or other record of being politically active.

And none of the deceased was listed in the police’s database of active militants.

While security personnel failed to make any effort to involve the families of the deceased to appeal to the alleged militants to surrender.

Also frequently, dying militants tend to call their family members in their final hours – it is quite extraordinary that none of the deceased attempted to contact their family members.”

He also said that after every encounter, neighbours account matters, but in this case, the residents of the relevant neighborhood contest the military’s assertion that the deceased were given several opportunities to surrender.

And Shah also stressed that the Government should also sympathetically consider the demand of the family members to be handed over the bodies of deceased persons.

The Kolkata based diplomat added, “If we are to win back the hearts and minds of Kashmiris , “fake encounters” have to be completely eliminated and, therefore, it is incumbent upon the Government of India and its security forces to thoroughly investigate any suspicious encounter and to ensure that in cases where the security forces have perpetrated illegal killings, justice is done in a timely manner.”

FOLLOW US

204,858FansLike
23,848FollowersFollow
10,384FollowersFollow
15,844SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Editor's choice

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

अर्णब के व्हाट्स चैट पर बोलना था प्रधानमंत्री को, बोल रहे हैं राहुल गांधी, क्यों?

16 जनवरी को व्हाट्सएप चैट की बातें वायरल होती हैं। किसी को पता नहीं कि चैट की तीन हज़ार पन्नों की फाइलें कहां से...

Pulwama, Balakot and burning of Coach S-6 of Sabarmati Express

The leaked WhatsApp chat between Republic TV founder-editor Arnab Goswami and former CEO of the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) Partho Dasgupta only confirms...

कहने के लिए आसान है, कानून को लागू करने दें, यदि लाभकारी नहीं रहे तो वापस ले लेंगे, पूछें नई पेंशन योजना के पीड़ितों...

रांची: रांची के निवासी गिरधर महतो सितंबर 2018 में शिक्षा विभाग से सेवानिवृत्त हुए। उन्हें 2011 में काम मिला था। जब महतो ने 1982 में...

Bengal’s farming women criticise SC and PM on Mahila Kisan Diwas

Kolkata: Namita Sarkar, Pratima Haldar and Jahanara Bibi may never land up in the mighty corridors of the Parliament, Prime Minister's Office and Supreme...

Meet the priestess who inspired the Bengali movie which will be showcased at the International Film Festival of India

Kolkata: Dr. Nandini Bhowmick led a quiet and quite a revolution when she took stage as a woman priestess. Her work went on to...