Omar demands Truth Commission to probe killings


Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has reiterated that Truth and Reconciliation Commission should be constituted in Jammu and Kashmir to probe all the killings in the state in last 21 years. Talking to reporters after inaugurating a post office in Dal lake, Omar said, “Truth and Reconciliation Commission should be assigned task to probe all the killings in the state.
Whether the killings were carried out by militants or security forces it needs to be probed.” “I had demanded setting up of Truth and Reconciliation Commission when we were in opposition and I repeat the same today. There is no way out but to set the commission up,” Omar told reporters when asked to comment about State Human Rights Commission’s report regarding unmarked graves containing more than 2000 bodies in 38 places of the Valley. The CM said the government too wanted answers. “But it is too early to comment on it.
We have a unified command meeting tomorrow where we will discuss it,” he said. Asked whether Gurez infiltration bid in which 12 militants and an army officer were killed was unexpected, he said, “It was not unexpected. Gurez is an infiltration route. Last year in August also infiltration happened although not of this scale.” On corruption and Anna Hazare’s campaign he said, “The State Accountability Commission has been revived and empowered to look into complaints against public figures including ministers and the chief minister. Similarly, Vigilance Commission is being modified. Low level corruption has been controlled.”