SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Sunday demanded thorough investigation and punishment to the murderers involved in Chattisinghpora massacre that took place on March 20, 2000.
A spokesman of the conglomerate, in a statement issued here, termed the silence of international community and rights bodies regarding the massacre as “unfortunate”.
“16 years ago, 36 innocent civilians belonging to Sikh community of Kashmir were brutally killed. Neither were killers brought to book nor was the crime investigated impartially so that justice is provided to the victims. The criminals involved in this notorious act are still roaming free which amounts to rubbing salt on the wounds of the victims’ families,” he said.
Appealing international rights bodies to take notice of the human rights violations happening in Kashmir, the spokesman said, “Forces in last 25 years have carried out dozens of such massacres in Kashmir including Gaw Kadal, Handwara, Kupwara, Hawal, Bijbehara, Aali Kadal, Shopian, and Sopore. Government enquiries into all these bloodsheds proved only a cruel joke while as authorities under the garb of black laws resorted to cover these incidents and protect the offenders.”
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) expressed solidarity with those families of Karnah, Ganderbal, and other places whose houses got damaged due to landslides and flash floods during last few days.
Spokesman of the conglomerate said immediate steps should be taken to rehabilitate the affected families.
He also expressed grief over the death of dozens of residents of Baltistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) and over the death of more than 40 people in Pakistan due to floods in which hundreds of houses have been washed away.
He expressed condolences and sympathies with the bereaved families and with the governments of PaK and Pakistan.