Kashmir killings: NHRC issues notice to Indian Home Secretary, J&Ks Chief Secretary

Kashmir killings: NHRC issues notice to Indian Home Secretary, J&Ks Chief Secretary

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of the numerous casualties and injuries at the hands of government forces in the Kashmir Valley, the National Human Rights Commission has issued notices to the Indian Home Secretary and the chief Secretary of the state calling for reports in the matter.
The commission has given two weeks time to the concerned authorities to respond in this regard.
Issuing a statement, NHRC said that it is closely watching the incidents of violence in the aftermath of the killing of Hizbul Mujahiden commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with the government forces on the July 8.
The incidents of violence continue to crop up despite New Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti urging the people to maintain calm and cooperate with the state government to restore peace in the valley.
After Burhan’s death, Kashmir is on boil and at-least 43 people including women have been killed and over 2000 civilians injured in the action by government forces. Of them, nearly 150 people have been hit with bullets and at-least 600 have suffered pellet wounds in eyes and other parts of the body.

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