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Authorities shielding Kunan-Poshpora rape culprits: JKCCS

Srinagar, October 04, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has said that the authorities are delaying proceeding in the 1991-Kunan-Poshpora mass rape case by not summoning the parties involved in the crime. The JKCCS in a statement issued in Srinagar said, this is being done to shield the culprits.

“In December 2014, the authorities challenged High Court orders about compensation to the Kunan-Poshpora mass rape and torture victims, in the Indian Supreme Court. Almost a year has passed since the petition was filed, but the authorities have failed to summon the parties involved — troops and Indian government,” a JKCCS spokesman said.“The survivors have at every forum – including the Indian Supreme Court – emphasized the urgency for fair and independent investigations, but the authorities’ failure to summon the parties has led to the delay in the proceedings as the involved parties feel deem it unnecessary to even respond to the petition,” he added.

On September 30, the Indian Supreme Court declined further opportunity to army after it failed to file the counter affidavit despite the warning of last opportunity to file the same. The court was also informed that the culprit army men were not served notice by the local authorities. The delay means puppet authorities at the behest of Indian government are shielding the accused army personnel, the spokesman added.

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Kashmir Media Service
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Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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