Dehradun: Accusing successive governments in Uttarakhand of failing to provide justice to the victims of 1994 Muzaffarnagar firing, senior Congress leader Dhirendra Pratap today asked Chief Minister Harish Rawat to immediately constitute a high level inquiry commission under the chairmanship of a sitting High Court judge to look into the “unfortunate incident” which left seven statehood agitationists dead and more than a dozen injured 20 years ago.

The Muzaffarnagar firing incident also known as the Rampur Tiraha kand commemorates its 20th anniversary tomorrow.

There was a firing on Uttarakhand statehood agitationists heading for New Delhi to stage a dharna in support of their demand on October 2, 1994 which left seven persons dead and more than a dozen injured.

It is said that some women were also assaulted in the melee that ensued after the firing.

“A Judicial Commission must look into this serious matter, so that every person involved in this inhuman incident is not allowed to move scot free and a lesson is taught to irresponsible officials who take law into their hands showing utter disregard for the precious lives of the people,” said Pratap who is also the vice-chairman of Uttarakhand Rajya Nirman Andolankari Samman Parishad.

He also appealed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to look into the incident which took place in undivided Uttar Pradesh when Mulayam Singh was at the helm.

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