Srinagar, June 21
Former Chief Justice of Orissa High Court and chairperson of SHRC Bihar, Justice (Retd) Bilal Nazki Saturday accused J&K SHRC acting chairperson Rafiq Fida of being a worker of ruling National Conference.
J&K SHRC Acting chairperson was polling agent of Chief Minister and how he can deliver justice to the common masses,” Nazki said while addressing a day-long meeting on human rights and law with emphasis on J&K organised by Human Rights Law Network, here.
He said the vote was a powerful tool in the hands of people and it forced Chief Minister to order probe in 2010 killings. “It was possible only because people reacted in a proper channel by voting against the government”.
He, however, sarcastically criticised the Inquiry Commission saying, “We know what will be the report of the Commission". Asserting that problems will be solved if people believe in rule of law, Nazki said, “The current judicial system in the State has failed the people. Giving example of Jaleel Andrabi case, he said, “Had the judgment been respected, even family of the accused person could have been saved as he later killed himself and family in Canada”.Nazki said 99 percent of Indians see Kashmir as a “burden” and think that Kashmir is not their part.
Referring to Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani, he said nobody is explaining why the senior separatist leader is under house arrest from last over four years and why Masrat Alam was being continuously booked under PSAs. “Why no one is taking responsibility? Where is the law?”
In his introductory remarks, Senior Supreme Court Senior Advocate, Colin Gonsalves said J&K people have lost faith in judiciary.
He, however, said for victims, even if there is no hope, a small ray of hope or chance is worth taking. When you see no future, still take what you get. Giving examples of ‘hope’, he said nobody could have imagined the powerful judgments of acquittal of Rajiv Gandhi assassins, Bhular case or fake encounters of Manipur.