Saturday, January 18, 2014

Where Should This Case be Tried: Court-Martial or Civilian Court?

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chair of the Awami Action Committee in Kashmir, has called for Indian Army personnel currently charged before a court-martial to be tried in civilian court instead in order to improve transparency. "Addressing a public gathering at Shangus in south Kashmir’s Islambad district, Mirwaiz said that countless incidents like Mach[ch]il have occurred in Kashmir during which innocent civilians were killed, adding, however till date not a single army personnel was held responsible or punished for the crime he committed." The case grows out of a 2010 encounter at Machhil Fake.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Comments are subject to moderation and must be submitted under your real name. Anonymous comments will not be posted (even though the form seems to permit them).