SRINAGAR: A human rights group has complained to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India against the killing of Amir Suhail Ganai, 22-year-old MBA student killed in south Kashmir and whose story was carried by Kashmir Reader on Wednesday.
Amitra Sudan Chakrabortty, founder of the West-Bengal-based non-profit organisation, Manab Human, wrote an email to this office, stating that they have taken up the case with NHRC. (Also read: A semester away from being an MBA, 22-yr-old killed by army)
“Most humbly this is to bring to your kind notice that we have gone through a news report about the killing of innocent civilian, a student of MBA programme namely Amir Suhail Ganai when he went to Larkipora to see if the JK bank branch was open so that he could withdraw some money in the hands of Indian Army.
“As per news report, witnesses of the army firing said that Amir’s was a targeted killing by the army troops and the villagers who have witnessed the scene said that Amir was standing on the roadside when the army men fired directly at him,” the body has written to the NHRC.
The organisation has pleaded NHRC to direct its investigating wing to investigate the matter “by sending a team for on spot inquiry and thereafter to take appropriate legal action against the erring army personnel”.
It has also pleaded the commission to ensure that protection and care was provided to the bereaved family, “interim and permanent compensation” was paid to it, at least one legal heir of the victim was given a government job, and to issue directions for preventing similar incidents from happening.