Sept Valley deaths: NHRC`s second reminder to govt for report

The National Human Rights Commission, which heard the matter on March 23, directed the authorities to respond by April 29 for further consideration of the issue by it.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 12:33 PM IST

New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir and Central governments are yet to submit reports sought by the NHRC on
deaths of several persons allegedly in action by security forces in the Valley in September last year, prompting the
rights panel to issue a second reminder to them.

The National Human Rights Commission, which heard the matter on March 23, directed the authorities to respond by April 29 for further consideration of the issue by it.

The case relates to death of eight persons, including a 19-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy allegedly in action by
security forces in September 18 and 19 last year in Kashmir Valley. Lawyer Radhakanta Tripathy filed a petition before the rights body, seeking its intervention in the matter.

The Commission had earlier asked the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the Union Home Secretary to submit reports on the issue.

"Despite reminder dated 31.01.2011, no report has been received from them," the NHRC noted in its order and directed, "Issue reminder to the Chief Secretary as well as to the DGP of Jammu and Kashmir and Secretary, Home Department, Government of India, to submit a report on the incidents mentioned in the complaint within four weeks."

PTI