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Indian HR body admits petition seeking probe in Gool incident

Srinagar, August 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): The National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) has admitted a petition in the firing incident in which 4 peaceful protesters were killed and 44 others injured by the troops of Indian Border Security Force at Gool in Ramban district of occupied Kashmir, last month.

The petition seeking an independent investigation in the incident to book the culprits was filed by a Social Activist, Inam-un-Nabi and Project Officer at a Kashmir-based legal aid NGO, Human Rights Law Network, Khair-un-Nisa, immediately after the incident on July 18.

The petition requested the NHRC to direct the puppet administration of occupied Kashmir to put an end to the civilian killings and imposition of frequent curfews after such incidents in the territory. The NHRC admitted the petition on August 12 to consider it for investigation.

Earlier, the NHRC had taken a suo moto cognizance of the incident asking the Indian Home Secretary and the Director General of Kashmir Police to file the report within four weeks.

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Kashmir Media Service
Email: info@kmsnews.org
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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