SHRC seeks report on woman’s killing in Shopian

Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Wednesday directed Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent Shopian to submit reply to a petition regarding a woman, killed by government forces “intentionally” when her milk sucking baby was in her lap in south Kashmir on December 19.

Issuing the notice, member SHRC Dilshada Shaheen asked the deputy commissioner and the SSP to submit the report by on or before February 14, the next date of hearing in the complaint filed by Centre for Peace and Protection of Human Rights through its Chairman M.M.Shuja.

The complainant has sought an independent probe “preferably through SHRC’s own investigation agency” to bring to justice those responsible for the killing of “unarmed woman”–Rubeena Jan (Beauty Jan) wife of Manzoor Ahmad Mir of Batmuran Shopian.

“A constitutional obligation is cast upon this Commission to constitute a thorough probe preferably through its own agency so that those responsible for the killing of the innocent civilian lady are brought to justice. The magistrate under whose orders the firing was ordered also need to be booked under law and ordered to be probed for the cold blooded murder of the deceased,” complainant said.


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