Pulwama killings: Soz writes to CHRI chief, asks him to visit Kashmir

Pulwama killings: Soz writes to CHRI chief, asks him to visit Kashmir
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Srinagar, Dec 16: Former Member of Parliament Prof Saifuddin Soz on Sunday said that soon after the Pulwama civilian killings he talked to Common Wealth Human Rights Chief Sanjoy Hazarika and asked him to visit Kashmir and ‘see unabated killings of civilians by the forces, who use the blackest of all laws the AFSPA.’
“Inviting attention to the massacre that took place at Pulwama, the other day, I urged the Common-Wealth Human Rights (CHRI) Chief Sanjoy Hazarika to visit Kashmir and see for himself the blatant and extreme human rights violations through the black and draconian law – the AFSPA,” Soz said in a statement.
Soz said that he told Hazarika that Pulwama killings was a ‘massacre’ of unarmed civilians and his organization should demand an enquiry by a sitting judge of the Supreme Court of India.
“I reminded him that he had himself described this Act as an ‘archaic’ and extremely violative of human rights and had urged Govt. of India to scrap it,” he said, adding he also reminded him that he had himself admitted that it was impossible to reach the victims of this Black Law.