Chatisingpora massacre lone survivor to go on hunger strike

Chatisingpora massacre lone survivor to go on hunger strike if Government doesn't order probe into killings, reports Faisul Yaseen.

india Updated: Apr 13, 2007 20:09 IST

Chairman Shaheed Sabha Chathisinghpora Nanak Singh Badi, who is the lone survivor of the seven-year-old Chathisingpora massacre expressed concern over not conducting an inquiry into the killings, in which terrorists separated 36 villagers into two groups of 19 and 17 and then opened indiscriminate fire on them.

Unidentified uniformed terrorists slaughtered the 35 Sikhs of Chathisinghpora village in the south Kashmir district of Anantnag when the then US president Bill Clinton was on his India visit.

Badi is the lone survivor of the massacre President Shaheed Sabha Chathisinghpora Anantnag, Janak Singh Ranger and Badi have warned the government that if investigations into the case were not conducted, they would go on a hunger strike unto death.

Badi said that after the mutiny of the Jalianwala Bagh Amritsar, Chatisinghpora was the second mutiny of the Sikh community living in minority in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Badi and Ranger greeted the people of the state on the 308th Baisakhi anniversary of the Khalsa Panth.

Badi requested the Sikh community to act on the preaching of Guru Gobind Singh and maintain the Hindu, Muslim, Sikh brotherhood in the state.

First Published: Apr 13, 2007 20:08 IST