The fake encounters must be dealt with an iron hand and supreme court of India has rightly said few days back that culprits need to be handed out death sentences without any second thought.
Given the history of this fragile State from the last more than 63 years and immediate threats from the resistant camps,the jammu and Kashmir is a challenging State in terms of security and maintaining law and order.
The complex politics of the State feeds into the sensitive environment,affording little room for the mistakes on the part of the security forces as the residents are already up against the rotten system of the state,getting periodical feedings from Government of India.
It is precisely for this reason that incidents such as the latest fake encounter case in Poonch need to be condemned in the hardest terms and guilty immediately brought to book,lest it may again give rise to hot summers on the roads,with youth tooled with stones to vent their anger.
The jawan of the territorial army and a special police officer stand accused of orchestrating the cold bloodied murder of a innocent civilian. The victim was mentally challenged and was claimed to be the foreign militant but he turned out a local Hindu.
The game plan was exposed when army claimed that a dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba commander was killed and played the cards of getting promotions but on verification the hood winking the higher authorities in believing the deceitful tale,proved them costly.
This is not the first time that individual security personnel in Kashmir have been accused of extra judicial killings but in 2005 in Pathribal and last year in Maachil,unsuspecting youth were killed in fake encounters by security forces,seeking rewards and promotions.
Such cases along with along with the custodial deaths-like the recent death in custody of a businessman in Sopore- disturb the disturbed peace of a sensitive state like Jammu &Kashmir and it has all the elements present to flare up the tempo of public.
The misfortunes never visit Kashmiris alone but our leadership and political parties have failed them time and again and the dispute has remained on the furnace of burner without anybody to douse it off.
Let us pray during this month of Ramadan that the agonies and miseries the Kashmiris are in get solved and allow them to breath and breath peace and prosperity.
Do skies listen what has been this peace loving community unto during all these 63 years and when will taste the freedom of movement and freedom to movement.
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