Islamabad, February 23: The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League (JKPFL), Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has said that Kunanposhpora incident is a heinous crime and the Indian troops involved in the rape of over 100 women of occupied Kashmir must be given exemplary punishment.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a letter written to the United Nations Human Rights Council and other international human rights organizations on the occasion of 23rd anniversary of Kunanposhpora tragedy urged them to take solid steps for bringing the troopers involved in the incident to justice. He deplored that despite the passage of 23 years the men in uniform involved in the mass rape at Kunanposhpora on February 23, 1991, were not punished.
The JKPFL Chairman said that Indian government and its authorities in the occupied territory were protecting the perpetrators. He said that not a single trooper involved in such heinous crimes in occupied Kashmir had been punished so far.
It is to be mentioned that more then 100 women, irrespective of age, were raped by Indian troops in Kunanposhpora area of Kupwara on the night of February 23, 1991.