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IHK HRC orders inquiry into 1990 Gawkadal massacre


Srinagar, December 27, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Human Rights Commission (HRC) of occupied Kashmir has ordered the Superintendent of Police (SP) to hold inquiry into pending Gawkadal massacre and submit a report within two months. The inquiry has been ordered on a complaint filed by human rights activist, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo on May 1, 2012

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo through his complaint had prayed that the Commission should take cognisance of the matter and an enquiry in the killing should be conducted and the innocent persons killed in the same manner be compensated.

According to Untoo, on January 21, 1990 a peaceful demonstration against Chota Bazar molestation at Gawkadal was fired upon resulting into the death of 50 persons. Many protesters were injured in the incident.

He said, “For 22 years the authorities have neither prosecuted any official involved in this gruesome massacre nor have it allowed credible investigation, instead the police has filed an FIR in the Kral Khud police station against the protesters.

The complainant had informed the Commission that the CRPF and police personnel had deliberately fired on the peaceful protestors on the head and chest with the intention to kill them.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
Fax: 92-51-4861736



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