Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Current affairs
21 Sep 2011, NewAgeIslam.Com
Batla House Encounter: Who's Afraid of it?

By Najeeb Jung

Batla House Encounter: Who's Afraid of it?

The country needs to know the true, full story. Were these real terrorists? If so, who were behind them? Who provided them local shelter and weapons? How did they hide all this in a crowded locality living cheek by jowl with neighbours? Have their deaths and incarcerations been based on flawed information and evidence? Also, what legal or constitutional sanction do 'encounter' specialists have? These are serious questions that need to be asked and answered. The judicial enquiry would not only bring us closer to the truth but it would also provide a balm to many. Meanwhile, the 'Batla House encounter' continues to stigmatise an entire community. Fast-food chains refuse to deliver to Jamia Nagar and taxis often refuse a booking from the area. -- Najeeb Jung

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