Gawkadal massacre: 6 out of 22 families provided relief, police tells SHRC

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Srinagar: In the infamous Gawkadal massacre of 1990, according to State Human Rights Commission chairman Justice (rtd) Bilal Nazki 22 people were killed and 12 were injured and six out 22 families of the slain were provided with the relief while the whereabouts of rest 18 families were not known.

The response has come to a petition filed by chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo who in 2012 had filed a petition before SHRC number SHRC/112/2012

According to the reply put forth by the police, only six families were traced whose relatives were killed and they were provided with the relief and rest of 16 families remained untraced as they had perhaps changed their residences as more than 25 years have passed since then.

The chairman SHRC also asked the state to file the status report of FIR 3/1990 registered in police station Maisuma.

Reacting to the police response and the relief provided to the NoKs of the slain, the petitioner said that the administration seems to be callous towards providing relief to a selected category and then claiming rest of 18 families couldn’t be traced.

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