Kupwara shuts to remember victims of massare

BK Web Desk Srinagar
January 27, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 283 Views
Kupwara shuts to remember victims of massare

A complete shutdown was observed in Frontier district Kupwara against the cold-blooded massacre of 27 civilians including three policemen allegedly by the soldiers of 31 Indian Medium Regiment on 27 January 1994.

All the shops and business establishments remained closed and transport was off the roads. The government offices and banks also noticed thin attendance in the town.

With regard to the said massacre, Chairman International Forum for Justice Muhammad Ahsan Untoo said that they have already filed a petition in State Human Rights Commission but till date no action has been initiated against the culprits.   

 It was on 27 January 1994 when the troopers of 31 Medium Regiment allegedly gunned down 27 civilians in Kupwara district for observing shutdown on the eve of India’s Republic Day.

Justice continues to elude the families of victims even after the expiry of 23 long years.

The First Information Report vide number 19/1994 under section 302, 307 lodged in Police Station Kupwara reads that, ““in a criminal assault, the soldiers of 31 Medium Regiment who were on road opening party duty led by field officer S. Bakshi gunned down scores of people in indiscriminate firing in Kupwara market and its vicinity without any provocation.”  (CNS)


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