Reacting on the incident after 120 hours, NHRC issued a statement saying, “The NHRC is disturbed over the killing of more than 40 CRPF personnel in a terrorist attack on their convoy near Awantipora on the Srinagar-Jammu highway on the February 14, 2019 and condemns it.”
The federal human rights body, which has often slammed forces like CRPF, police and army for their action in J&K, north east etc, even didn’t bother to check the exact number of martyrs as it mentioned “more than 40 CRPF personnel” in its press statement.
NHRC spokesperson Jaimini Kumar Srivastava could not be reached on the faux pass committed related to number of personnel died in the car bombing.
Officials in security forces said that NHRC only believes in slamming the security forces and the Jawans do not have any human rights according to it.
The NHRC statement added, “The scourge of terrorism is one of the major factors leading to violation of human rights in our society. The Commission firmly believes that the acts of terrorism are an anti-thesis to the struggle for protection of human rights. A loss of life of any innocent person, whether in force or a civilian, is a matter of violation of human rights.”
“Being an apex institution, committed to the promotion and protection of human rights of all, the NHRC, India appeals all to stand up in condemning such incidents that lead to death and destruction in place of brotherhood, development, peace, progress and prosperity. If we can question and make the security forces accountable for failing in their duties, we must also make those accountable who violate the human rights of the security forces committed towards nation building,” it further added.
“It is expected that the State will take note of the supreme sacrifice made by the personnel of CRPF in maintaining the rule of law and creating an environment of peace and security in the country, and the aggrieved families would be suitably compensated,” it said.