SRINAGAR: On the 16th anniversary of Chattisinghpora massacre, Hurriyat Conference (G) on Monday said it is high time for the Muslims and Sikhs to unite against what “Brahman imperialistic power” and fight the communal forces.
According to a statement issued here, conglomerate’s general secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumji, led a delegation to the conference organised in memory of the massacre victims at Chattisinghpora.
In his address, Sumji said: “Sikhs and Muslims are unsafe at the hands of Indian army and these two communities are treated as second class citizens. Like Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab too witnessed hundreds of massacres and bloodsheds but neither was any justice provided to them nor were the murderers put to task.”
Demanding impartial investigation by some independent international agency into the Chattisinghpora “mass murder” Sumji said, “Indian occupational forces are involved in serious kinds of war crimes in Jammu and Kashmir and until these massacres are investigated by some independent organisation, the massacres will continue here.”
Sumji said the army is “misusing” the black laws like AFSPA and DAA as “hundreds of such cases are pending in which culprits had been identified but are not produced in courts”.
The delegation also met the families of slain persons and assured them the support in their demand for stern punishment to killers.
According to statement, Sikh leaders thanked the Hurriyat Conference for expressing solidarity with them and reiterated the collective demand that the Chattisinghpora massacre be investigated by some international organisation and that the involved personnel be brought to justice.