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India Chattisinghpora massacre, fresh probe demanded

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  1. aristotle

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    Anantnag, Mar 21:

    Demanding a fair probe and justice into the horrendous killings of their loved ones fourteen years ago, hundreds of men, women and children of Anantnag district's Chattisinghpora village assembled in Gurdwara Singh Sabha Sumandri Hall to pay homage to those massacred on the same day in year 2000.

    Residents paid tributes to the 35 slain Sikhs, declared as martyrs by the Sikh community all over the country and offered special prayers for the departed souls.

    Reiterating their demand for a thorough probe, residents alleged that state and Center governments have not shown any seriousness in probing the case in fourteen years. "From past 14 years we assemble and remember our martyrs and plead before both the governments to show seriousness and probe the massacre, however they have only played with our emotions," Gyani Singh, secretary of the local Singh Sabha Gurudwara told reporters.

    He said that this during this year's Assembly session, he wrote to every Minister, MLA and others and requested them to raise the issue on the floor of house, However none of them took ours request seriously which seems that voices of minorities are being deliberately silenced.

    Residents refreshed fateful night of massacre when men in uniform killed 35 sikhs at two different locations in the village on the eve of the US President Bill Clinton's visit to India.

    Narender Kour, who lost her husband in the massacre, said that it was painful to wait for justice for so long. "Years and years have passed since then but we still wait for justice." She said.

    Remembering the fateful night she said, "It was 7:30pm when my husband left home for purchasing eggs, however till late evening he didn't return.

    Meanwhile we came to know that army has cordoned off the village and are demanding identify cards for the men of the community. My father-in-law also came inside the house and told me that its ours army so don't worry they will release them; but minutes after we heard the gunshots and when I came outside with my children, we saw pool of blood and men taking last breaths."

    Residents demanded probe and threatened of agitation if governments of Center and state didn't show any seriousness.

    (Source: http://earlytimesnews.com/newsdet.aspx?q=124561)
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  3. Ambarsaria

    Ambarsaria Canada
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    Aristotle ji this will go the way of Hondh Chillar massacre.

    Let us revisit what was stated by Akali Dal (so called preservers of everything Sikhi) in India then,

    It appears Akali Dal 15 days have their own timescale. It is 3 plus years for the 15 days expediency. How was Hondh Chillar resolved by the Sikh Congressia in Haryana and the Sikh Akalis of Punjab:angryyoungsingh:

    No different than 1984. Akalis invited the Congress to attack Harmandir Sahib in a guise orchestrated by then Congress. Guess what happened after all that. Akalis in bed with old Jan Sangh-BJP which helped the destruction of Punjab with Hindu, Hindi, Hindustan slogans when Punjab was disintegrated into Haryana, etc., and Congress has carried on with Hinduvta by buying minorities leadership all over India.

    Let us stop misleading ourselves and wasting efforts like seeking justice, etc. It further rubs Sikhism noses in the dust. Let us move on and resurrect ourselves. Let us go forward. There are lot at work cutting the roots of Sikhism and we need to be proactive in that area.

    Sat Sri Akal.
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  4. Harry Haller

    Harry Haller United Kingdom
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    its a pity that the majority at work cutting those roots are actually the enemy within
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