Hurriyat Conference (G) Tuesday reiterated its demand for impartial investigation in Kunan Poshpora gang rape and stressed United Nations to initiate investigation through its War Crimes Tribunal and sought their help to declare perpetrators as criminals of war.
“The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is incompetent and government forces as well as other state institutions, have no constitutional or legal obligation or binding and nor they are accountable for their wrongdoings,” a spokesperson of Hurriyat (G) said in a statement to KNS.
Commenting over cold response from state administration, he said, “It is not as unexpected and surprising as actually it is Ministry of Home which runs the affairs in Jammu and Kashmir. They don’t care and are least interested.”
While commenting over the directives of SHRC wherein IGP has been asked to investigation in Kunan Poshpora episode, he asked, how it is possible to initiate enquiry in such sensitive case by state agencies when they in practical are neither sincere, nor cooperate in investigations. “What is the guarantee that there would be any positive change when in past they repeatedly ignored such directives?”
He asked how it is possible to expect fair and impartial investigation in gruesome event and how can we trust these state agencies? Citing precedence and while commenting over Asiya and Neelofar rape and murder case in Shopian, he alleged, “Police deliberately concealed and tempered with evidences and criminals were let free. SHRC is a toothless institution and has no mandatory powers to investigate incidents like Kunan Poshapora or bring criminals to justice. 50 women including elderly and minor were sexually assaulted in intervening night of 23rd and 24th February in 1991. Mass rape in Kunan Poshapora was not the first incident of its kind but humiliation of women folk by Indian forces in state continues since last 24 years.”