Rapes In Kashmir By Troops?
Wajahat should find out how many such cases happened: Ex-Army Chief
New Delhi, Dec 31: Reacting to former Chief Information Commissioner
Wajahat Habibullah’s statement that have rape allegations against army men in JK ever been probed, the former army chief General (Retd) V K Singh Monday said he (Wajahat) should
get his figures correct and find out how many cases happened.”I would like to ask him to get his figures correct and find out how many cases happened. If you don’t know, then please don’t make such general statements. In such circumstances, people should not make such statements,” Singh told reporters.
He was referring to Wajahat’s criticism whether allegations of rape against personnel of the force in Jammu and Kashmir have ever been inquired into.
A former IAS officer of the Jammu and Kashmir cadre, who was also the first Chief Information Commissioner of the country, had said “In his (Gen Singh’s) case, I am sorry to say so he was Commander-in-Chief of the army. There are, at least in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, massive allegations of rape against army. Were they ever inquired into? Was an effort made to bring justice? Here was a case of rape. Regrettable, yes. But if he wants to join in condemnation of the government against that, has he taken into account various ramifications of that”.
He said it could be possible when Singh was the army chief he was not able to remedy the cases although he may have wanted to. “But that was even more reason to go to the Prime Minister, the Home Minister and tell them how to handle it,” he added. (PTI)