NC-PDP responsible for culture of impunity, lack of accountability in Kashmir: Sajad
Srinagar, March 20: Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone Wednesday while expressing grief on the killing of Rizwan Pandith in police custody blamed lack of accountability patronized by two traditional parties to safeguard their own interests.
of a school teacher in police custody is unacceptable in a democratic setup and
must be condemned in strongest of terms. It is imperative for the Governor
administration to conduct a fair and transparent inquiry into the reasons that
led to this unfortunate incident and punish those involved. For people to be
able to have belief in the system, justice must not only be done but seen to be
done as well”, he said while condemning the killing.
that the culture of impunity and lack of accountability started by two
traditional political parties and their failure to hold erring police officers
in the past accountable has led to normalization of excesses.
failure of NC & PDP to hold culprits to account is partly responsible for
the death of Rizwan Asad Pandit. This culture of immunity and impunity has to
end for people to have any trust in the system. The judicial inquiry ordered in
this incident has to be time bound and reach its final conclusion because the
way these two parties have used judicial probes to cool down tempers and buy
time.”, he added.
that NC’s opportunistic politics and the party’s insatiable thirst for power at
any cost have been borne by the people of Kashmir over the past many decades.
election of 1987, which was rigged to impose NC on the people of Kashmir, was a
collective murder that has spread over three bloody decades and cost us nearly
one lakh innocent lives till now. It pushed the youth away from the mainstream
and forced them to pick up the gun. NC’s thirst for power in 1987 & 1996
elections threw the State into the throes of turmoil and suffering”, he