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Kashmir Sikh Massacre(Chithi Singhpora) - Mar 2000
Submitted by dsgill on Thu, 2007-06-28 01:08.

IHRO accuses Indian Intelligence Agencies and Renegade (Non-Conformist) Militants
For the Sikh Massacre in Chithi Singhpora village in Kashmir

LUDHIANA, March 29, 2000- The International Human Rights Organisation (IHRO), after a spot investigation, indicted the renegade-militants for Chithi Singhpora (Anantnag) massacre of 35 Sikhs on March 20 last. They, it said, aimed at breaking the Sikh-Muslim worldwide nexus to rundown the Kashmir movement for self-determination.

Sensing the gravity of the situation, IHRO dispatched a high level investigation team, comprising its Chairman D S Gill, General Secretary M S Grewal and Randhir Singh, to the tormented Sikh village in South Kashmir, erstwhile a hot belt of militants in the Valley, to make spot inquiries to clear the mist that is even today prevailing regarding ‘who are the guilty?’

"Today, this area is dominated by renegades (non-conformist militants) who are often covered by military" said Mr Gill, in a Press conference here today, quoting Chief Justice Mufti Bahuddin Farooqi (Retd) of the J & K High Court as saying: "No one is safe from these renegades and they have hit-list of their own, besides Kashmiri activists."

The IHRO team met about 200 people, including the aggrieved family members and eye witnesses, besides members of the Sri Nagar High Court Bar Association and the All Party Hurriyat Conference (APHC).

Justice Farooqi and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq were unanimous in opining that the Sikh carnage was directed to rupture the secular fabric of Kashmir and to defame the Kashmir movement for freedom. "The heinous act was so designed to scuttle US President Bill Clinton's intermediary role in resolving the conflict to restore peace in South Asia."

This machinated gruesome massacre impressed the mind of President Clinton who hurriedly endorsed the preconditions imposed by India for starting peace dialogue with Pakistan. And, this will definitely dampen the peace initiative in the region, asserted the IHRO.

Sri Nagar High Court Bar Association members told the IHRO team: "Area around the ill-fated Singhpora village is largely controlled by armed militant groups that had abandoned freedom movement and are recruited by the army as an auxiliary counter-insurgency force. They are provided with settlements almost adjoining to the army camps."

Even as the authorities alleged that the two militant organisations are involved in the killings, Hizbul Mujahideen leader Sayed Salahuddin has to say: "The killing is aimed at creating a wedge between the Sikhs and the Muslims in Kashmir," adding that Mujahideen and the people of Kashmir strongly condemn the killing of innocent Sikhs and share the grief with the victims' families. We promise that Mujahideen will avenge the killing of innocent Sikhs, according to North America chapter of the IHRO.

Lashkar-e-Toiba's spokesman Yahya Mujahed has also said: "We have never attacked any civilians. It is our record that we only target the Indian military." Pakistan condemned the Sikh carnage as well and demanded an inquiry, voicing fears that India might exploit the incident for propaganda.

"Isolate the Muslims in Kashmir," said a midlevel officer from the BSF, "then we will be free to deal with them," according to The New York Times, March 22, 2000.

Then, how come National Security advisor Brajesh Mishra named at New Delhi the two militant groups early on March 21 while the DIG, Anantnag, Raja Ajaz Ali the same evening said that killers could not be identified as they were in army fatigues, surprisingly asked the IHRO.

Almost all the militant groups of Kashmir, including their political front APHC, and Sikh organisations world-wide have accused the Indian intelligence agencies and counter-insurgency force for the killings of innocent Sikhs, said the IHRO, adding that it is not without strings that the J & K state is headed by two intelligence men as Governor (former RAW chief) and DGP.

Definitely, the accusing finger is towards the intelligence network and counter-insurgency force (renegades). "We are, therefore, left with no option but to demand a judicial inquiry by two sitting judges of the Supreme Court into this horrible massacre of innocent Sikhs in the area of South Kashmir, now mostly commanded by renegade militants, so as to sift out the truth," said the team.

"We would also demand an inquiry into the alleged encounter in which militants, said to be involved in the Singhpora killings, have been killed." The Sikhs in the valley are least bothered about who did the act or who had directed to do the trick but they seem determined to migrate to safer place in order to live a peaceful life with a guarantee of their life and property.

"We would also demand an inquiry into the alleged encounter in which militants, said to be involved in the Singhpora killings, have been killed." The Sikhs in the valley are least bothered about who did the act or who had directed to do the trick but they seem determined to migrate to safer place in order to live a peaceful life with a guarantee of their life and property.
 
 
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