LAHORE - Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Tuesday condemned the loss of life and denounced the brutal suppression of public protests in the Hazara region by the police on other day. HRCP demanded independent judicial inquiry into the killings of protesters as well as the circumstances in which peoples passions were aroused, apparently for political manipulation. While any excess or disproportionate used of force cannot be condoned, it was also necessary to expose and punish all those elements that have chosen the path of violence in order to subvert any movement towards building of a national consensus. HRCP urged the provincial government to bring to accountability those members of the law-enforcement who resorted to violence. HRCP believed that the issue of renaming NWFP has been deliberately used to polarize society, at a time when the nation is confronted with extremely grave issues of humanitarian crisis, unemployment, violence and power and gas shortages. This controversy has been escalated on the eve of constitutional amendments, which were likely to make important structural changes in the polity.