Srinagar, Dec 22: The report submitted by the Deputy Commissioner and the SSP Kupwara before the State Human Rights Commission in connection with the killing of stated that the army fired warning shots after noticing a suspicious movement during cordon at Kakav Gali in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district after which a person took shelter behind the boulders and a stray bullet hit him after which he succumbed.
The report submitted by the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and the SSP of the district in their report state that on September 27, 2018, an army ambush noticed a suspicious movement at Kakav Gali after which many warnings were issued but the suspicious person didn’t stop. “The army fired several shots in the air but the said person took shelter behind the boulders. A stray bullet hit him him after fisrt hitting the boulder after which he was taken to nearby army facility where he succumbed,” the report reads, adding that efforts to ascertain the identity of the slain couldn’t fructify.
The reply from the Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and the SSP of the district has come in response of the case filed by the Chairman International Forum for Justice and Human Rights Muhammad Ahsan Untoo under case SHRC/333/Kupwara/2018.
The petitioner however said that from the possession of slain, a SIM card and a bag was recovered after which police station Karalpora stated that that he was a Beacon official.
The Deputy Commissioner Kupwara and the SSP in their report claim that efforts were made through social media to get the slain identified but to no avail. “He was later buried in Rangwar Marsari area in presence of executive magistrate and medical officer,” the report reads.
The petitioner however termed official claim a bunch of lies and demanded a high level probe in the incident saying beacon official was killed in a cold blood.
“He wasn’t carrying any weapon and yet got killed for ignoring warnings. This sounds a joke,” he said and urged commission to get the case investigated at the highest level.
Meanwhile, SHRC observed that the whereabouts of the deceased need to be ascertained in any case so that the family of slain received some relief from the commission. The case is listed on March 8, 2019.
NC takes out march to protest custodial killing of teacher
Srinagar, Mar 21: National Conference (NC) on Thursday marched from its Nawa-e-Subah headquarters here to protest against ‘custodial killing’ of a youth, stating that the death of a private school teachers is unacceptable.
The protesters led by NC’s provincial president, Nasir Aslam Wani carried out a rally today towards Tourist Reception Center (TRC) while chanting slogans in favour of their demands
Wani said the death of youth in custody is condemnable and to carry out a protest today was aimed to convey a message that such killings are unacceptable to the people of Kashmir.
“Though such killings have taken place in the past but now, the era has changed and it is unacceptable to people of Kashmir as we have moved far much ahead from the previous scenario,” he said.
He said that matter must be probed and those involved in the act be dealt with strictly.
Wani said the policies are being adopted here through which the situation is being deteriorated and will have serious consequences in the future.
He said arresting and killing people in custody won’t be tolerated by the people of Kashmir.
Earlier, National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah had also demanded a time-bound investigation into the custodial death of a school teacher in Jammu and Kashmir and exemplary punishment to those responsible for the death.
“I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man,” Abdullah had tweeted.
Rizwan Pandit, 28, died in police custody here during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, an official had said.
Pandit, who was a teacher at a private school and a resident of Awantipora in Pulwama district, was picked up by the security agencies three days ago, the officer as per reports had said.
Custodial killing of teacher: Kashmir Inc hold joint protest at Jamia Masjid
Srinagar, Mar 21: Various trade bodies on Thursday stage a protest against what they termed as killing of a civilian Rizwan Pandith of Awantipora on Tuesday in police custody.
Carrying placards and raising slogans, the traders held a joint protest at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid, demanding the killing spree in the Valley be stopped.
“Killing of innocent civilian who was a private school principal is a deep-rooted conspiracy and a planned genocide of people of Kashmir,” the traders said.
Terming the incident as highly unfortunate, Sajad Gul, spokesman of the trade bodies said, “We urge the Indian civil society and international bodies such as Amnesty International to come forward and play its role. If this attitude of the Central government continues there will be serious consequences.”
“How can they kill any innocent without any justification? Civilians continue to get killed and get maimed at the will of trigger happy forces as it is the worst form of human rights abuses and violations in Kashmir,” Gul said.
He said because of the unbridled powers given to the forces and the lack of accountability, every day innocent civilians are brutally killed, which is condemnable in all forms.
Pertinently, JRL had appealed all segments of society including traders, lawyers, bar association, civil society and others to protest against the ‘custodial killing and assaults on Kashmiris’.
Those participated in the protest include KEA, KTMF, KCCI, KTMF(R), FCIK, Beopar Mandal S R Gunj and other trader bodies.
For hiring photographers, JKSSB wants Science not Mass Comm graduates
Srinagar, Mar 21: Much to the surprise of many aspirants, Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) has entertained Science graduates over Mass Communication degree holders for the post of junior photographer.
The JKSSB on February 01, 2019 advertised number of posts including the post of junior photographer for home department.
But to the surprise of mass communication candidates, the JKSSB has only asked, those candidates to apply who possess bachelor’s degree in science and diploma in photography from a recognized institute.
“There are number of mass communication candidates who have been struggling to get the job. It is quite unfortunate that JKSSB has not considered us for the post, “said a mass communication candidate, Mudasir Ahmad.
Another candidate, Irshad Ahmad said that authorities at JKSSB should bring necessary changes in the eligibility criteria.
Irshad said it is not fair to deprive them from applying for the post.“I fail to understand, why we have not been considered for the job. The post requires technical qualification, B.Sc is an academic qualification, it has nothing to do with Photography. A mass communication guy has vast know how of the things, “he said.
When contacted, Public Relations Office (PRO), JKSSB, Ashwani Hansa said that the post has advertised in accordance with the indent received from the home department.
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