Killing of Minor Boy in Kashmir Against The Fundamental Principles Of Humanity

Amnesty International India
Bengaluru: 27 June 2020 1:58 pm

Responding to news of the death of minor boy and a Central Reserve Police Force personnel during an attack by a suspected armed group in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, Avinash Kumar, Executive Director, Amnesty International India, said:

“The unlawful killing of a child shows utter contempt for human life and the fundamental principles of humanity. The authorities must investigate this incident and must bring the perpetrators to justice. Killing of civilians can never be justified under any circumstances and is in violation of Article 3 of the four Geneva Conventions of 1949. Armed groups have an international legal obligation to respect fundamental rights.”

At around 12 noon on Friday, in an attack on the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Bejbehara area in Anantnag district of South Kashmir, one CRPF personnel and a minor boy were injured. They were rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared both of them dead.

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