Srinagar: The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has sought reports from Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kupwara on the killing of Trehgam youth (July 11).
The SHRC Chairperson Justice Bilal Nazki issued notices to the SSP and DC Kupwara asking them to submit the detailed compliance report by or before August 20.
The direction came after rights activist Ahsan Untoo moved a petition before commission stating that civilian killings have become norm in Kashmir and government forces were “hunting and killings Kashmiri young boys at will”. The petition states that Khalid Gafar (20), son of Abdul Gafar Malik, a shopkeeper by profession, was killed while another person suffered injuries after army opened fire upon protesters at Trehgam in Kupwara last evening.
The petitioner argued that SOPs are violated at will and innocent civilians are killed in day and day out which must be stopped at any cost.
The petitioner points out that the civilian killings and injuries are the outcome of irresponsible action by the security forces, which is against the ethics and principles of human rights.
It pleaded before the rights body to pass appropriate orders for the investigation of the civilian killings and to find out the real facts behind them.