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Human rights violations during PDP rule were no less

The recent fake encounter expose in Kashmir has opened up many graves, reports Faisul Yaseen.

india Updated: Feb 08, 2007 01:30 IST

Loudest voices and champions of human rights remained mute when they
headed the state and saw human rights muzzled under their vigilant
eyes, former Works Minister Ali Mohammad Sagar said on Wednesday.

The recent fake encounter expose in Kashmir has opened up many graves.
The innocent people killed and buried in graves dug deep are now exposing many faces.

"Many skeletons are yet to tumble," Sagar told Hindustan Times.

While Congress which is heading the coalition government in the state right now is these days facing the brunt of the fake encounters and custodial killings, at least 52 major cases of extra-judicial killings and molestations were reported when Peoples Democratic Party led the coalition. The party had come to power with the promise of giving people a healing touch.

Most of the inquires ordered were never completed and the guilty continue to breathe fresh air.

Though the former chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and her Member of Parliament daughter Mehbooba Mufti, who is considered one of the loudest voice against human rights violations in the state, continue to launch a tirade on New Delhi for failing to stop these violations in J&K, there was little they themselves did to ensure ordered inquires were completed.

During the tenure of the PDP-led coalition government in the state reported killings of innocents were 20, custodial killings 13 while 11 people were killed in fake encounters. There were also 12 cases of rapes, molestation and eve teasing.

People still wait for ordered inquiries to be completed and want to know what happened to the guilty.

Abdul Rehman Veeri who was the Home Minister during the PDP led coalition government, which had come to power with the slogans, Grenade se na goli se, baat bane ge goli se (Neither grenade nor bullets, only dialogue can remove the difference) said: "I don't know the details. Some of the magisterial inquiries were complete and some were in the process when I was relieved of the ministry. ADG CID can tell you better."

1. Killings

Mushtaq Ahmad War and Mohammad Akbar Lone killed by Army on 24 June 2003.
BSF 138 Bn kills a mentally deranged youth at Buchoo Tral on 11
September 2003.
Riyaz Ahmad Dar of Pattan killed by 29 RR on 9 October 2003.
Abdul Hameed Baba of Nunar Ganderbal killed on 19 December 2003.
Five porters of Chittibandi used a human shields by Army killed on 8
February 2004.
Peer Mohammad Hafiz killed after police opened fire on a procession at Prem Nagar Doda on 12 February 2004.
36 RR kills Habibullah Tekri of Kokernag on 16 February 2003.
Counter insurgents kill Abdul Rashid Bhat of Magam on 17 February 2004.
Mushtaq Ahmad Wani of Bandipora killed when police opened fire on a procession on 26 February 2004.
Police personnel kill Abdul Rashid Khan on May 10 2005 night.
Rizwan Ahmad and Muzaffar Ahmad of Dangarpora killed by 44 RR on 9 September 2004.
Ghulam Hassan Magloo and Farooq Ahmad Wani of Dangarpora Chadoora
killed when 34 RR opens fire on a procession on 29 November 2003.
Abdul Khaliq Sheikh killed when Army personnel of 13 RR camp open fire
on a procession in Sumbal on 30 November 2004.
A girl killed by 49 RR personnel of Nadoora Camp after he forced his entry into her house on the night of July 13 2005.

2. Custodial killings

Abdul Hamid Wani of Budgam on 30 November 2002 by Police.
Farooq Ahmad Dar and Jan Mohammad Dar of Panzgam Pulwama by unknown
security agencies on 22 February 2003.
The body of Peer Ghulam Hassan Maqdoomi of Sopore torn to pieces on 15
September 2003 after being arrested by 22 RR.
Mohammad Hyder Bhat of Rafiabad by unknown security agencies on 21
October 2003. Ghulam Mohammad, father of six, by 53 RR.
Habibullah Chopan by troops of 8 Sector of Gagal Camp on 27 December 2003.
Ghulam Ahmad Mir of Tral by 942 RR on 23 February 2004.
Mohammad Younis Khan of Karnah by Army on 26 September 2004.
Shakoor Ahmad Deva by 44 RR on 3 June 2005.
Mushtaq Ahmad of Bhaboor Doda by Police on August 27, 2005.
Son of one Madan Lal by 18 RR on 2 October 2005.
Sajad Ahmad Badroo, 15, by 49 RR on 28 October 2005.

3. Fake encounters

Shabir Ahmad Wani of Arin Bandipora on 12 January 2003 by G Branch
officials of BSF.
Javaid Ahmad Magray of Soiteng Lasjan by Army on the night of 30 May 2003.
Father-son duo of Peer Mohammad Qayoom and Masood Ahmad of Daroo
Frastwar, Kreeri Pattan by NCA on 15 June 2003.
Bashir Ahmad Sheikh of Ratsun Beerwah on 17 July 2003 by 24 RR.
Mohammad Haider Bhat of Rafiabad Sopore on 6 November 2003 by 24 RR Preng Camp.
Mohammad Ayoub Khan of Chaklipora Anantnag by Army on 24 November 2003.
Nazir Ahmad Geegie of Kokernag by 5 Para of Army on 18 February 2004.
Parvez Ahmad Dar of Kangal Pulwama by Army in the intervening night of
21 and 22 July 2005.
Army kills a youth attending marriage ceremony at Handwara on the night of July 23 2005.
Tariq Ahmad Palla by 9 RR of Army on 24 September 2005.

4. Rapes, molestation and eve teasing

1 RR teases two ladies of Choudhary Gund Shopian on 9 June 2003.
B Monwer bearing Belt No. 02119962 of BSF 191 Bn teases a girl of Watergam Rafiabad on 16 August 2003.  He is released on 18 August 2003.
Manoj Kumar of 37 Bn CRPF tries to molest a girl of Shopian at Zakoora on 25 August 2003.
Suspected Intelligence Bureau officials molest two girls of Aboora Ganderbal on 18 November 2003.
Army personnel molest a girl of Nelwah on 27 December 2003.
49 RR molest a woman at Panjgam Nar.
7 RR personnel gang rape a woman of Mattan on 4 November 2004.
Major Vijay alias Rehman of 30 RR rapes a woman and sexually assaults her girl child on 7 November 2004.
Four personnel of 3 RR molest a woman of Fatehpora Pahalgam on 21 December 2004.
Paramilitary troops molest a girl of Thueen Kangan on 12 March 2005.

5. Harassment

When people reacted and exchanged words with the ITBP 10 Bn personnel,
troops open fire on the passenger bus on 30 August 2003. Dawood Ahmad,
Omar Mukthar Rather and Zahoor Ahmad are injured.