People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 01

January 06, 2013




What Happened to Perpetrators of 2010 Killings?


Abdul Rashid


RECALLING the unfortunate incidents of violence during the unrest of summer 2010, which claimed the life of over 100 civilians, the CPI(M)’s Jammu & Kashmir state secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami has said that even after two years people are asking what happened to the perpetrators of the violence who are yet to be brought to justice.


Addressing a one-day party convention at Anantnag, the CPI(M) leader said not a single case related to these civilian killings has reached a logical conclusion. On the other hand, in most of these cases the families of the victims are facing victimisation at the hands of the administration. “We want an answer to what happened to the commission of inquiry ordered by the government to probe these killings. What happened to the cases which were not brought in the ambit of jurisdiction of that commission of inquiry?” he asked.


Going by the fate of various magisterial inquires, commissions of inquiry or judicial probes ordered in Kashmir, the CPI(M) leader remarked that the fact of the matter is that the practice has lost its meaning. “In a way, these probes and inquires have become a handy weapon to cool down tempers and buy time after the innocent civilians’ killings,” he opined.


Referring to the maladministration that has a terrible impact on development of the state, senior CPI(M) leader Ghulam Nabi Malik averred that development has not taken place at such a pace as may deliver results on the ground. “I think this is because of administrative inertia that Jammu and Kashmir trails on the developmental index in the country,” he added.


Malik said despite the snail’s pace in major developmental initiatives, which has a direct bearing on the life of the people, the administration seems to be in a deep slumber insofar as day to day issues of people are concerned. “People are suffering for want of fuel, LPG, electricity and ration. In urban areas, people are fed up with the defunct drainage system. Above all, the frequent curtailment in electricity has, in the absence of any alternative for light and heating, made their life all the more miserable. In these circumstances the administration seems not ready to take wake up and provide these basic amenities,” the CPI(M) leader stressed.


The party convention was presided over by CPI(M) leader Ghulam Ahmad Ghani.