In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has termed the failure of punishing the guilty Indian army personnel involved in the Kunanposhpora mass rape incident as unfortunate.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who is under illegal house detention, in a statement in Srinagar said the successive rulers have always played a criminal role to protect the guilty involved in the heinous crime as no investigation was conducted into the incident and no guilty soldier was punished despite the passing of 31 long years.
He said that though the IIOJK Human Rights Commission had in 2011 asked for punishing the guilty Army personnel and compensating the victims, however, the authorities protected the involved men in uniform instead of bringing them to book.
The Mirwaiz said there have been several incidents of atrocities and acts of outraging the modesty of the Kashmiri women by Indian troops in addition to the shameful incident of mass rape of women in Kunanposhpora. He said the IIOJK authorities kept making false assurances to investigate these incidents but in reality, the commissions of inquiry into these incidents were limited to mere official announcements. He added that to this day, the forces’ personnel involved in any of the incidents have not been punished.
He called upon the United Nations and the international human rights bodies to take serious note of the grave human rights violations by Indian troops in the occupied territory.
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