Outrage in Kashmir over denial of justice: CPI-M

Advising the government to stop behaving as if it is "occupying" power in Jammu and Kashmir, CPI-M member Brinda Karat said people whose children were killed in police firing are outraged over "denial of justice".

New Delhi: Advising the government to stop
behaving as if it is "occupying" power in Jammu and Kashmir,
CPI-M member Brinda Karat on Tuesday said people whose children
were killed in police firing are outraged over "denial of
justice".

Raising the issue during Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha, she
said 117 people were killed in these incidents but not even a
single constable has been punished.
She said the government should "stop behaving like
occupying people."

Four MPs including Karat had recently gone to Srinagar to
attend a women`s conference where the problems faced by the
people of the state were narrated to them.
The conference was organised by the Centre-appointed
interlocutors, she said.

She said there was "outrage" among people who said justice
was not given to them.

Karat said of the 117 cases, only 37 FIRs have been
registered and no independent inquiry was conducted in a
time bound manner.

"Even today, young people are being called to police
stations and threatened... women say that every time they
enter universities, they are asked to show their identity
cards. They are asking is it not their own country", she said
adding that it was "militarisation of the entire Valley".

PTI

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