1,473 ”false” cases of HR violation against security forces

via By Abhijit C Chandra - UNI published on September 11, 2010

Bhopal : Slamming the proposed dilution of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), an Indian Army veteran who combated insurgencies for more than half of his 40 years’ service points out that — since 1990 — as many as 1,473 of 1,511 cases of human rights (HR) violation or abuse levelled against security forces (SF) personnel have been proved false.

”Each case was investigated thoroughly — including by the National Human Rights Commission. In the remaining cases, 104 personnel were punished,” Major-General (Retd) Aditya J B Jaini, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, told UNI.

He was Senior Directing Staff (Army) at the National Defence College, New Delhi, before retirement in 2003.

Enumerating grim statistics, the veteran said, ”the number of SF personnel killed by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir between 1988 and July 5, 2010 is 5,962. Since 1992, the number of officers and men martyred fighting insurgents in Manipur is 939, Asom 783, Meghalaya 81 and Mizoram 22.”

Likewise, SF personnel slain fighting Naxals since 2005 to July 10, 2010 is 1,226. This year, 204 SF personnel were killed till July 5.

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