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Kargil hero's father moves United Nations Human Rights Council for justice

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  1. Sinchan

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    Jul 25, 2012
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    BANGALORE: The father of an Indian army officer who was killed in actionhas moved to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) against the torture and murder of his son, Capt Suarabh Kalia, and five soldiers of the Jat regiment during the Kargil conflict in 1999.
    The petition has been jointly sent bythe Flag of Honour Foundation and Dr NK Kalia, father of the captain.
    Capt Kalia was the first officer to detect intrusion into Indian side of the Line of Control by the Pakistan army. He was later allegedly captured by Pakistani forces and tortured for over three weeks.
    The petitioners urged the UNHRC to ensure that a full and independent investigation is conducted into the issue immediately and the ends of justice is met. They also asked the UN body to take appropriate steps tourge the Government of Pakistan to conduct an enquiry into the matter and ascertain those responsible for the torture and death of the captain.
    The petition identifies the torturers as "unknown members of the Pakistan army, reportedly belongingto either the Elite Special Services Group or the Northern Light Infantry".
    Capt Kalia's "post-mortem report and the death certificate indicate burns inflicted by cigarettes, eardrums pierced by hot rods, broken bones and teeth. Removal of eyes before puncturing then and chopped limbs and private organs", the petition said.
    Talking to TOI over telephone from Palampur Himachal Pradesh, Dr Kaliaconfirmed that the petition had been filed. "I have very happy to see many people coming forward to support our family in this fight for justice for Saurab," he said.
    A group of lawyers from Bangalore, including a senior lawyer associated with the UN, had been preparing thecase to be submitted to the UNHRC. The activists said the apathy of the government in taking up the issue had forced them to do it themselves.
    "Our idea is to let the families know that the sacrifice made by their sons will not forgotten and fight for justice will continue," said Rajiv Chandrashekar, MP and founder of the Flag of Honour Foundation
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