Tuesday, January 31, 2012


Srinagar, Jan 31 (Only Kashmir) : Welcoming the Supreme Court (SC) order on killing of five civilians in alleged fake encounter at Pathribal, the All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) today demanded a thorough probe into the killings of 36 members of the Sikh community at Chattisingpora in South Kashmir.
'We welcome the Supreme Court order, condemning the Pathribal incident in which five locals were shot dead and later labelled as foreign militants in March 2000,' APSCC chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said here.
He said, leaders of various sikh bodies has demanded that all those responsible for the killings should be charge sheeted and brought to book.
At the same time, the APSCC urged the Supreme Court to direct the authorities to conduct a time bound inquiry into the killing of 36 Sikhs at Chattisinghpora few days before the 'fake encounter' of Pathribal.
He said many inquiries ordered by the government and security agencies failed to reveal who was behind the killings of Sikhs. A fresh inquiry under the supervision of Supreme Court will help to bring the culprits to book, he added.
He appealed to Justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar to order a fresh probe into both these incidents, so that truth can be revealed and actual culprits brought to book.
He further urged if Chattisinghpora case is solved, the other cases related to it will be automatically solved.
He also demanded 'National Victim Status' for the families of 36 Sikhs killed at Chattisinghpora, as they, despite all this, not only stayed back in valley but also strengthened the communal harmony in Valley.
After twelve years, the people of Jammu and Kashmir, especially the Sikhs of the valley are still waiting for the justice and urged the State and Central governments to nab the culprits of Chattisinghpora massacre.
Unidentified gunmen in the dead of night, entered a quiet village of Chattisinghpora in district Anantanag, Kashmir and massacred 36 innocent sikhs.
He said a drama was staged and five civilians were killed and later burnt, who were labelled as foreign militants, to close the case.


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