RTI reveals 2,683 FIRs about missing Kashmiris
The Milli Gazette
Published Online: Oct 03, 2012
Print Issue: 1-15 September 2012
An RTI application filed by the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) and International People’s Tribunal Kashmir (IPTK) led the state Police to disclose that there are 2,683 FIRs lodged about missing Kashmiris. Out of these, 492 were filed in Handwara alone while Kupwara and Trehgam came next with 396 and 326, respectively. The number is 527 up by what was revealed in an earlier investigation by the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC). Citing the discrepancy, the IPTK has filed a petition with the SHRC to order a re-investigation, with the J&K police providing information of FIRs from 17 more districts. The revelation came after the J&K police’s criminal investigation had refused to give the information to the IPTK.
This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 September 2012 on page no. 10blog comments powered by Disqus