SHRC notice to DGP on vandalism of militants’ houses

SHRC notice to DGP on vandalism of militants’ houses
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Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) on Thursday issued notice to the Director General of Police (DGP) to file a detailed compliance report by July 2 to answer why houses of militants were ransacked by government forces on May 31.
The commission headed by Justice Rtd Bilal Nazki passed the direction after a petition in this regard was moved by human rights activist Ahsan Untoo. The petition sought directions from the commission to curb the ransacking of militants’ houses and their property.
The petition states that the families of militants have the right to be protected from all exploitative and vulnerable situations but the security forces have adopted a cruel method to harass them.
The petition further stated that the security forces consistently vandalise the property and houses of militants and have even desecrated their graves particularly in south Kashmir villages, which is a human rights violation.
The petition stated that instead of providing security to the community, the security forces were disturbing peace and provoking people. “They (forces) are now using excessive physical force and intentionally destroying property,” the petition stated.
The petition said that the government has made the whole of Kashmir a concentration camp where murder, debauchery, rape, loot and desecration by security forces have become the norm.
The petition pleaded that security forces be directed to stop vandalism of houses of militants and to not harass their families.