Demand to probe Chattisinghpora massacre by impartial body

Srinagar, March 21, 2021 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of International Forum For Justice and Human Rights Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ahsan Untoo has demanded probe into Chattisinghpora massacre by an impartial body and punishment to the people involved in the heinous crime.

Muhammad Ahsan Untoo in a statement issued in Srinagar on the anniversary of the Chattisinghpora carnage said that twenty-one years ago the innocent members of Sikh community were killed when the then US President, Bill Clinton was visiting India. The massacre was carried out to mislead the international community about the Kashmir movement and link it to terrorism, he added. He said that Kashmir was not a communal war but an issue of broken promises. “The uncertainty will continue to prevail in the region until the Kashmir issue is resolved,” he added.

Untoo said that various Kashmiri organisations including Sikh bodies and Amnesty International had been demanding a probe into the massacre, however, the authorities had never bothered to heed the calls. He added, this has made the people believe that the authorities want to conceal material facts about the massacre. Untoo said that the truth can be unveiled even now if the allows an international agency to conduct a thorough inquiry.

He said that the best tribute to the victims would be to bring the culprits to justice and unmask the killers. He added, so far, the authorities have failed to deliver justice all these years by not bringing the killers to book. That gory incident is etched in the minds of the Kashmiri people and they shall never forget that bloody night, he maintained.

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