SHRC recommendations in human shield case not in national interest, will demoralize forces: BJP

Published at July 18, 2017 12:41 AM 0Comment(s)2099views

‘ Its recommendations not binding on government’ 


SHRC recommendations in human shield case not in national interest, will demoralize forces: BJP

Rising Kashmir News

Jammu, July 17:

State convener of Bhartiya Janata Party’s Human Rights Cell, Prof. P L Kaul, on Monday said that recent recommendations of State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) regarding compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was tied to a jeep and used as human shield by Army in Budgam on April, will “demoralize the security forces and undermine the institution of army”.
In a statement, Kual also said that the recommendations could promote the “cult of stone pelting in Kashmir and hurt the national sentiments”. “It will further help in raising the morale of anti-national in the valley,” he claimed.
Saying that “such a treatment to human being can’t be accepted by any civilized society”, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) had recently directed the J-K government to pay rupees ten lakhs as compensation to Dar.
In its order, judgement, Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki had said, ““The report of the police accepts that Farooq Ahmad Dar … was tied to bonnet of a vehicle and used as human shield… There are laws in this country and international laws which prohibit such a treatment even to a convict. Such a treatment to human being cannot be accepted in a civilized society.”
Kual further said that such kind of incentives would further “encourage the miscreants and anti-nationals in causing wide spread deaths and destruction all across the valley”.
“Spontaneous act of Major Leetul Gogoi helped in not only saving the lives of polling staff and security personals but also those of stone pelters who had assembled to cause injuries to the army and polling party,” he claimed.
“Gogoi’s act was solely for the purpose of saving the lives of the masses. These stone pelters who swarm into the crowds from every direction and throw stones on security forces to obstruct the anti-terrorist operations are the worst enemies of the people and the valley”.
“Let the state government take the stand that Dar was not tortured and nor hurt. There was no threat to life either of Dar or the protestors from Major Gogi and his unit.”
He said that SHRC is only a recommendatory body and its recommendations are not binding on the government.
“SHRC should also take a notice of the killing of Amarnath yatris in recent attack and sanction double the amount for them also. It is the government who has to take the right decision in upholding the National cause,” he added.

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