Srinagar | May 17 : Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani demanded impartial investigation of the handwara incident by some independent investigation commission and immediate action against the involved higher officials of army and police.
Geelani while targeting indian Army main cause for kashmir issue said that it is the responsibility of the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal and the human rights organization to take serious notice of this situation and come to the rescue of the innocent women of this region.
While giving example of the mass gang rape incident of Kunan-Poshpora, Geelani said that India had always tried to protect its forces personals and hide their crime against the women in Kashmir.
A senior most leader of BJP had on record said that “we can’t punish our soldiers who are involved in the crimes against the women in Kashmir because it will affect their moral”.
The Hurriyat chairman said that this policy had made the Indian army more bold and brave in committing these crimes and they don’t hesitate in doing such acts.
While strongly criticizing the state police for their leading role in the covering up of the crimes, Geelani sahab said that “the way the state police had tried to hide the crime in Handwara and save the involved army personals that is very sorrowful and concerning”.
He demanded immediate suspension of SP Handwara and other involved police personals and investigation of this incident by some independent commission and said that with the recent statement of the girl the case had taken a serious turn and this case is needed to be investigated from the beginning so that the real culprits will be held accountable.
He said that the professional responsibility of the police is the protection of the life, property and honour of the people but in Jammu & Kashmir it goes quit opposite. The police in this region have turned into a mafia and instead of saving people and controlling crimes; they are siding with the criminals and are misusing their powers against the general public. This filthy and criminal character of the police had made the common man of Kashmir extremely unsafe.
Geelani said this institution has also become a hub of the corrupt practices.
The corruption in the police department is so organized that it has became a kind of trade within the department and the corruption money flows from top to the bottom smoothly.
2015 Kashmir Despatch