18 years on, justice eludes families of Chatiisingpora, Pathribal: Mirwaiz

Srinagar

Expressing its serious concern over the unabated human rights violations in Kashmir including harassment and detention of youth and the frequent search operations the Hurriyat M chairman on Tuesday has termed it as an eye opener for the world human rights stating that even after the passage of 18 long years of the Chattisinghpora massacre, the justice eludes the victims of 35 families whose dear ones were killed in the incident.

The Hurriyat (M) spokesman expressed its solidarity and sympathy with the families of all the families whose loved ones were killed in Chattisingpora incident and stated that like other dozens of massacres committed by the government forces, the Government of India and also the State’s dispensation continues to adopt a criminal silence even as guilty are roaming free.

Hurriyat said probes announced in Chattisinghpora, Pathribal fake encounter have always been used a weapon to clam the tempers of people and to buy time, adding, not a single probe ordered by the successive regimes so far has been taken to a conclusion let alone punishing the guilty.

The Hurriyat said that in the past three decades, Kashmir has witnessed brutal massacres that include Zakoora, Islamia College Hawal, Gow Kadal, Sopore, Bijbehara,  Kupwara, Handwara, Shopian and many others wherein forces fired indiscriminately at the innocent people turning the streets of Kashmir red everywhere.  It said in all these massacres, what people of Kashmir got from the ruling regimes is the announcement of probes which actually was a mere eye-wash. The Hurriyat said the fact remains that justice continues to remain a distant dream for their families.

The Hurriyat urged the world human rights bodies to take strong notice of the worst form of human rights violations being committed in Kashmir by the government forces. The Hurriyat strongly condemned the harassment of people and vandalizing of properties in the name of CASO in length and breadth of Kashmir.

“Despite passing of 18 years into the tragedy of Chattisinghpora massacre the accused in the tragedy continue to be at large while as justice eludes the families of 35 families whose dear ones were killed in the act, the accused in the Pathribal killings are scot free and the formation of commission proved only a farce,” Mirwaiz wrote on Twitter.

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