Geelani asks UN to probe Kunan-Poshpora through war crimes tribunal

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G), Syed Ali Geelani, on Wednesday asked United Nations’ secretary general, Ban Ki Moon, to probe the Kunan-Pospora gang rape through a war crimes tribunal.
“This world institution should conduct the investigation of Kunan-Poshpora and other similar incidents in Kashmir through war crimes tribunal like it did in Bosnia,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
He blamed the pro-India parties for the delay in granting justice to Kunan-Poshpora mass rape victims.
“Not only are the Indian forces creating troubles (in registering case), the successive state governments have also played a criminal role in it by not making any sincere attempt to register the case till date. Whether it was NC, Congress, or PDP in power, everybody tried to conceal the Kunan-Poshpora incident,” Geelani said in a statement issued here.
Terming the Kunan-Poshpora incident as a “living proof of India’s state terrorism and fascism” in Kashmir, Geelani said it was saddening that neither any case was registered nor has any involved army officer or personal been arrested even after 25 years of the “inhuman and beastly act”.
“This episode is being deliberately hush-up,” he said.
Hailing the girls who highlighted the incident through media and by compiling a book, Geelani said: “We are proud of our daughters. Their work is really encouraging. It has generated a new hope that we can hold India accountable before the world community for its crimes in Kashmir. We can bring its armed forces involved in the war crimes to justice.”