Amnesty International demands impartial investigation into Kulgam massacre

New Delhi: International human rights watchdog, Amnesty International has urged Indian authorities to conduct effective, independent and impartial investigations into the killings of seven civilians in a blast in Kulgam district in occupied Kashmir on Sunday.

Executive Director of Amnesty International India Aakar Patel, in a statement in New Delhi, urged the authorities to ensure that all responsible for the incident are brought to justice for their failure to protect the human rights of the population of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Amnesty further said extra caution should be exercised to ensure that civilians in the area do not become collateral damage and safety of the civilian population should be the paramount importance.