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'Doda massacre was total failure of state govt'

Written by: Staff
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Jammu, May 11: Well-known international organisation-the Global Human Rights Defence (GHRD), in its fresh report released here yesterday, held to the Jammu and Kashmir government responsible for Doda and Udhampur massacres.

In its concluding remarks, the report said that the massacres point towards total failure of the government and the security agencies in safeguarding the minorities, living in the higher reaches and remote areas of the state.

''The killings exposed the hollow claims of the governments both at the centre and state, that things were moving towards normalcy in the state where the minorities face an immediate threat of exodus in those areas where they are sparsely populated'', the report added.

The report on genocide of Hindu minorities in the districts of Udhampur and Doda was released in three centers simultaneously, which, besides the regional office Jammu, include the head quarters of GHRD at Haugue, ( in Netherlands) and regional office, New York, USA.

At Jammu regional office, the report was released by representative of the GHRD, Ashwani Kumar Chrangoo. Earlier, the report was presented to Minister of Minority Affairs, in New Delhi on May five. The copies of which were also being forwarded to the ministries concerned in the European Union dealing with human rights and human rights bodies world over.

The report further said the massacres of Hindus in Jammu and Kashmir was an unabated process. The gross human rights violations committed against the minorities, coupled with the policy of apartheid by the state towards these minorities constitutes a big issue of human rights, civil liberties and the fundamental rights.

It said the incidents have shocked the international community and the authorities expected to take immediate and stringent measures to contain terrorism.

It further said that terrorists onslaught against the minorities in the state need to be viewed seriously in the light of the fact that there has been no let up in the process of ethnic cleansing in the state.

UNI

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