People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
February 11, 2007
FALSE ENCOUNTERS IN KASHMIR
Punish The Guilty
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on February 3, 2007.
THE revelations of false encounters in Jammu & Kashmir in which innocent people were branded as terrorists and killed in cold blood are shocking. So far, five cases of innocent persons being shot as terrorists by the police and army have come to light. The fact that such killings were motivated by greed for reward and promotions shows the degeneration, which has set-in in sections of the forces of law and order.
The people of Kashmir valley have every reason to feel outraged. The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt sympathy to the families of the victims. Every single officer and personnel of the police and the army responsible for these atrocities must be arrested and tried for murder and abetment of murder. The concerned army units involved in the false encounters must be withdrawn.
The state and the central governments must show by the firm action taken that they will not tolerate any extra-legal actions and violations of human rights by the security forces.