A Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Langate, Sheikh Rasheed, on Monday sought permission from the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar for holding a peaceful protest demonstration on Prime Minister’s visit to Kashmir.
“I want to draw the attention of the Prime Minister towards the killing of three innocent youth of Nadihal, the continuing human rights violation by security forces and forced labour which people of my constituency suffered at the hands of army for 13 long years,” Rasheed said in a press statement.
In his application to Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Rasheed sought permission to hold a peaceful protests demonstration in Lal Chowk or near Raj Bhawan against the “murder” of three youth of Nadihal and unabated human rights violations.
He said as a responsible public representative he has the right to protest against human rights abuses at the hands of security forces.
The MLA also filed a compliant in the State Human Rights Commission seeking arrest and punishment of the armymen responsible for the murder of three Nadihal youth. In his application to the SHRC, Rasheed sought immediate action against the perpetrators and facilitators of kidnapping and brutal murder of three innocent youth of Nadihal Rafiabada.
“It has been proved that 4 Rajput Rifles and their sources kidnapped and murdered three innocent youth. Hence the SHRC should use its powers to ensure killers and their facilitators are arrested and punished as per law of the land,” Rasheed said in his complaint.
Following his complaint in the SHRC regarding forced labour, J&K Police in its investigation report to the SHRC has admitted that people of Mawer in Langate constituency were taken for forced labour by army for 13 years with any remuneration.