Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said the people of Kashmir have no faith in the “investigations” conducted by the government into countless massacres and brutal killings by the forces against unarmed mourners and protesters. In the backdrop of news reports regarding Hawal massacre, Mirwaiz said the investigations have been mere eyewash.
Speaking at the Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid Mirwaiz said when state’s all institutions–the repressive policies of the executive, ruthless attitude of the armed forces and the functioning of the judiciary-are all on the same page in crushing a people’s political aspirations to the extent of eliminating them physically ,what justice can be expected to be delivered to the victims from these so called investigations, he asked.
“Even the fourth estate, the media of that state, to a large extent supports the state by suppressing and distorting facts to mislead its people in the name of nationalism and promoting national interest. The intellectuals, civil society and rights organizations of that state by and large also look the other way to the grave human rights abuses being perpetuated. There is very little hope and scope for justice,” he said.
Mirwaiz said it is appalling and against international law that the head of the armed forces of a state issues open threats and warnings of harsh action against non combatant civilians.