September 03, 2010

The Khanyar Massacre

 About five in the evening, when a peaceful procession carrying the dead bodies of persons killed in Dachhigam incident and those killed at Saidkadal locality were being brought for burial, reciting verses of Holy Quran, the armed forces deployed in the area started indiscriminate firing on the mourners and killed about twenty unarmed civilians and injured more than fifty two persons.In this incident one infant aged two years and his father were killed. Also four persons of the same family got killed whose dead bodies were in the mosque of the locality till late night. Number of dead persons could not be identified and were buried later after great difficulty. The authorities did not allow any one to perform the religious ceremonies. A team of local and foreign media men tried their best to visit the spot but were not allowed by the forces and the Government. However, some media men already accompanying the mourners procession while performing their professional duties have also witnessed the occurrence and agreed that no provocation was offered by anyone from among the mourners procession but forces indiscriminately fired and killed scores of people. After some time when the firing stopped, people tried to move to their respective places, a group of paramilitary forces coming from Nowhutta started firing again on the passers-by due to which some more persons got killed and number of others injured. This again is a clear evidence that innocent people are being killed in Kashmir. In this incident five ladies namely Fatima of Khanyar, Shamima of Rainawari, Samina of Rainawari, Dedri of Rajourikadal, Khati of Seshagari Mohalla Khanyar and an infant of two years got killed. The massacre is a part of the pre-planned scheme of suppressing the genuine will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Some official was nominated by the Government to look into the massacre. People rejected the appointment. They apprehended that the official was to clear the guilty personnel of murders. They demanded enquiry by a judge of High Court,sitting or retired. Government did not agree for obvious reasons of exposure.

Compiled Source:Ummah.Net

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