NHRC seeks report on civilian killings in Kashmir

July 23rd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Friday sought a reply from the home secretary by Aug 19 over the killing of civilians by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir.
The NHRC was acting on a complaint from Sushobha Barve of the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation.

“The NHRC has forwarded a complaint to the home secretary wherein attention has been drawn to recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir in which several individuals, including children, were allegedly killed by the CRPF,” said an official statement.

“We have requested the home secretary to send his reply by Aug 19,” it added.

Fifteen people have been killed in firing by security forces in the Kashmir Valley since June 11, triggering violent protests in the region.

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