2010 Killings: Families accuse Inquiry Commission of shielding guilty

2010 Killings: Families accuse Inquiry Commission of shielding guilty

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Families of the victims killed by security forces during 2010 demonstrations Tuesday staged a protest demonstration at Srinagar against the delay in booking the culprits.

They alleged the Commission appointed by the government to probe the killing of over 120 civilians during 2010 unrest in Kashmir, is biding time and has failed to deliver ‘justice’ to them.

One of the demonstrators, Farooq Ahmad Kuchay, whose brother Nisar Ahmed Kuchay was killed during a protest demonstration in 2010 at Humhama Budgam, accused the government of shielding the guilty police and CRPF personal who opened fire on unarmed protesters without any provocation.

“Besides three other persons my younger brother Nisar Ahmad Kuchay a BA Final year student, also fell to the bullets of security forces.

He said that the affected families whose family members became victim of barbarism are still craving for justice.

Muhammad Maqbool Bhat, a resident of Tappar Pattan said his brother Ghulam Rasool Bhat (24) was shot dead by CRPF when he was lifting the body of another youth killed by the same troopers during a protest march. But no case has been filed.

The protesters appealed Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed to impress upon the probe commission to expedite investigations so that the guilty are brought to book.

Talking to the reporter, Justice (retd) M L Koul who heads one-man judicial commission refuted all allegations and claimed that the families of the victims are interested in securing government jobs rather than punishing the guilty government forces personnel.

Koul said it is difficult to blame a particular security agency for 2010 killings.

“CRPF was not the only agency present in the field in 2010. There was local police, counter insurgency group SOG, Army and men from other agencies to control the situation. Blaming a particular agency for the killings is not fair. Most of the witnesses fail to raise a finger on a particular agency and they only maintain either police or CRPF men killed his relative. It is very difficult to hold a particular security man responsible for the killing.”