Agence India press
Apr 11, 2011
Srinagar: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has expressed serious concerns over the spate of political workers belonging to different religious and political parties. It has demanded an impartial probe into killings of political workers.
According to a press release, JKCCS said that killings’ only vitiate the atmosphere and creates a culture of intolerance. “JKCCS has always expressed unacceptability of any civilian killings at the hands of any state or non-state actors. Killing of political workers only creates a culture of intolerance and chokes dissent,” the statement said.
JKCCS urged security forces and also United Jehad Council (UJC) to refrain from killing any civilian political workers. “In March 2010, United Jehad Council responded positively to the demand made by JKCCS regarding the observance of International Humanitarian principles in Jammu and Kashmir. Impartial investigations would help bring the perpetrators to justice and also act as a deterrent,” the statement said.
It viewed, “Political killings in Jammu and Kashmir have always remained an enigma. Every time it results into blame game, this only has helped the perpetrators to escape responsibility,” (AIP).
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