Anantnag: Sikhs have demanded a fresh probe into the Chattisinghpora massacre, in which 34 members of the community were killed by unidentified uniformed gunmen on ...
A Kashmir based Sikh body named All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee, today asked the state government for fresh probe into the Chattisinghpora massacre which claimed the lives of 35 innocent Sikhs on this day (March 20) in 2000.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently directed the state government to consider the representation by a Sikh petitioner seeking a probe into the killing of 35 Sikhs in Chattisinghpora area in March 2000 and pass appropriate orders within three months.
Apparently a serene place, this village in Shangus area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district cloaks many agonizing tales of March 20, 2000, massacre of 35 people of the minority Sikh community on the eve of then US president Bill Clinton’s visit to India.
Expressing concerns over the denial of justice to the victims and 15 years of impunity, senior leader of Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir and Chairman of National Front Nayeem Ahmad Khan has demanded impartial probe into Chattisinghpora massacre.
Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Chittisinghpura massacre when 35 innocent Sikhs were cold bloodedly murdered in the small village two-and-a-half-hours drive from Srinagar, the summer capital of the Indian occupied region of Kashmir.
Fearing the repetition of Chattisinghpora 2000 like massacre during the visit of US president Barack Obama, a Sikh organisation yesterday (Jan. 22) asked Sikhs of Kashmir to remain vigilant.
Srinagar, Kashmir (November 07, 2013 – Reported by Mir Iqbal): All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee during its interaction with Home Department Committee (on November 06, 2013) said that the Government had failed to book the ‘killers’ involved in Chattisinghpora and Mehjoor Nagar massacres.
Srinagar, Kashmir (March 22, 2013): As per a news report published by Greater Kashmir on March 21, 2012: "[p]aying rich tributes to 35 Sikhs who were killed in Chattisinghpora massacre in March 2000 in south Kashmir, the All India Sikh Students’ Federation has demanded CBI probe into it".
Srinagar (June 20, 2012): Kashmiri Leader and the chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani yesterday (on 19 June, 2012) demanded that the Chittisinghpura massacre should be probed into by some international institution and those involved in it should be punished.
Ludhiana (November 24, 2009): On November 22, 2009 former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah claimed on Sunday that some powers did not want the massacre of 34 Sikhs in Chattisinghpora in 2000 to be investigated