Jammu and Kashmir firing: Hurriyat seeks NHRC probe into Budgam incident

Jammu and Kashmir firing: Hurriyat seeks NHRC probe into Budgam incident

By: | Published: April 18, 2015 7:12 PM

Hurriyat's moderate faction today approached the National Human Rights Commission seeking a probe into the killing of a youth in firing by security forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir...

Jammu and Kashmir firing, Kashmir firing, Hurriyat, NHRC, Hurriyat NHRC probe, Budgam, Jammu and Kashmir, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), magisterial probe, Srinagar violence, Kashmir protest, Kashmir newsA protester shouts slogans facing policemen during a protest in Narbal, some 15 Kilometers (10 miles) North of Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir. Hurriyat?s moderate faction has approached the National Human Rights Commission seeking probe into the killing of a youth in firing by security forces. (AP)

Hurriyat’s moderate faction today approached the National Human Rights Commission seeking a probe into the killing of a youth in firing by security forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir.

The outfit filed a petition before the rights body demanding that the accused be dismissed from the services, arrested and prosecuted in a civilian court.

“We have filed a petition for taking cognizance into the matter with the prayer to take necessary action against the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel,” the outfit said in a statement.

Hurriyat claimed that the unfortunate incident of firing has triggered resentment in the entire Valley with the locals alleging that the CRPF opened fire on youth without any provocation.

“The unfortunate part of the incident is that the government forces once again have miserably failed to adhere to the Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) and have resorted to firing directly at the vital parts of the victims,” the statement said.

It said “although it appears that an FIR has been registered under section 302 of Ranbir Penal Code, there is a set procedure that parallel proceedings can be initiated simultaneously.”

“The investigation into the matter is going on by the police, but under law, the petitioner is not barred from filing the instant petition or complaint and there is the set procedure that parallel proceedings can be initiated simultaneously on the basis of complaint of facts and police investigation,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq condemned the killing.

“Despite repeated pleas for revocation of AFSPA by the Kashmiri people, the Centre and so-called state government is not ready to repeal it,” he said.

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