2016 summer killings: SHRC issues notice to DG Police


State Human Rights Commission has admitted a petition seeking probe into the civilian killings in 2016 and compensation to the victim families. The Commission also issued a notice to Director General of Police asking him to furnish a detailed report in this regard.

The Commission’s response came after a petition was filed by Centre for Peace and Protection of Human Rights through its Chairman M.M.Shuja.

The petitioner in his petition has submitted that during 2016 unrest more than 75 civilian got killed in Kashmir Valley due to bullets and pallets of the armed forces. “The information received by the petitioner from Directorate of Health Services-Kashmir, 9042 people got injured due to pallets and bullets out of whom 782 eye injuries, many have lost their complete vision while as scores have turned disabled permanently or partially.”

“The respondent state by no standard can ignore or isolate the injured people who too are the victims in the same incidents. The respondent state appears to have acted with malafide and has deliberately and wittingly abdicated its constitutional responsibility to protect the lives of unarmed civilians.”

The petitioner has asked SHRC to direct the respondent state to adopt a complete rehabilitation policy for permanently and partially disabled civilians of 2016 unrest and get the all incidents of violence probed by the investigating   agency.

In absence of its chairman, the SHRC member Jang Bahadur admitted the petition and issued a notice to DG Police asking him to provide all the details about 2016 incidents. The case has been listed for next hearing on October 24 this year. (CNS)


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