HR body seeks report on Shopian girl’s killing


SRINAGAR: In Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) issued notice to the Shopian senior superintendent of police (SSP) and the deputy commissioner to file a detailed compliance report within two weeks to answer how a teenage girl named Saima Wani was hit by a bullet during an operation in Shopian district on January 24 and ultimately succumbed to her injuries on February 10.

The commission also directed the concerned officers to file a report on the standard operating procedures adopted by forces during any untoward incident.

A petition filed by human rights activist Muhammad Ahsan Untoo stated that Wani, who was the sister of Sameer Wani, was hit by a bullet in her head during the operation. The petitioner asked for the facts of the case to be investigated since she was a civilian and authorities were duty-bound to protect the life of innocent civilians.

He further stressed that the concerned police officials be directed to file a report on the circumstances which led to her death.