Indian Border Security Force involved in Kashmir violence: Canada
May 22, 2010 1 Comment
Srinagar, May 21st: In a stunning development, Canadian High Commission has accused the Indian Border Security Force of being anti human and is solely responsible for the violence that is going on in the Kashmir valley. In fact, the Canadian authorities have rejected a visa application of an ex BSF employee on the ground that they have been carrying on attacks on the innocent civilians in the valley.
Pandher, a retired jawan of the BSF, immediately took up the matter with the Director General of the BSF and has requested him to take up the matter with appropriate authority and at the appropriate place.
The matter was immediately reported to the Union Home ministry and they in turn, informed the Ministry of External Affairs about the developments and asked it to take up the matter with the concerned Canadian authorities.
NEW DELHI: The Canadian High Commission to New Delhi has dubbed BSF as a “notoriously violent force” engaged in “systematic torture”.
The High Commission, while denying visa to one Fateh Singh Pandher, a retired constable of BSF, has written to him that his status was “inadmissible” as he had served in a force that engaged in “systematic attacks on civilians”.
In his strongly-worded response to Pandher’s visa application, a First Secretary with the Mission here has said BSF was a “notoriously violent force”, which was responsible for “systematic attacks on civilians” and “systematic torture of the suspected criminals”.
The High Commission official has suggested to Pandher that he should have dissociated from the force to qualify for the visa. When contacted, external affairs ministry spokesman Vishnu Prakash said, “the matter has come to the attention of MEA and it has been appropriately taken up with the Canadian side.”