The households of the 2 of the three younger males who had been killed in an encounter by safety forces on December 30 protested in Srinagar on Monday demanding their our bodies which have been buried in Ganderbal and neutral investigation into the encounter.
Whereas the military and police have insisted that they had been militants, the youths’ households continued to say that they had been harmless.
The police additionally launched purported movies of the cordoned home the place the trio – Zubair Ahmad from Turkawangam Shopian, Ajaz Maqbool and Athar Mushtaq(16-17 years) from Putrigam Pulwama – was killed in Hokersar-Lawaypora Srinagar claiming that they had been repeatedly requested to give up on the night time of December 29 and within the morning of December 30.
The members of the family of Athar Mushtaq and Zubair Ahmad converged at Press Colony in Srinagar carrying banners which learn “Cease innocents killings” and “We would like full investigation”. Amid wails, the protestors together with aged and ladies had been shouting slogans demanding justice. The protest lasted about an hour with just a few dozen individuals collaborating in it.
“He had bullets in his chest. The moms and sisters of troopers then congratulate them saying that you’ve shot terrorists on the entrance. However he was only a 16-year-old little one,” a wailing Mushtaq Ahmad, father of Athar mentioned.
“Are the troopers blissful now snatching a bit of my coronary heart? You killed my son to feed your kids. Disgrace on you,” he mentioned.
Whereas the police and military have mentioned that the trio was killed in change of fireplace at Hokersar-Lawaypora in Srinagar, their households have rebutted the declare and mentioned that they had been civilians. Athar was a category 11 scholar, Aijaz was pursuing commencement whereas Zubair was a talented employee, based on their households.
Mushtaq mentioned that he needed justice. “I don’t need cash. I simply need the physique of my son,” he mentioned.
“He lies buried there within the snow (in Ganderbal). Whom ought to I inform? Aren’t individuals of India listening? I need to inform individuals of the world that I would like justice. I would like my son, he’s simply 16. I’m already lifeless. Both give me my son or bury me there,” he mentioned.
As a part of the protocol, the authorities have been burying the our bodies of militants far-off from their houses solely permitting just a few members of the family to be a part of the burial organized by police. The trio killed on December 30 was taken to Ganderbal, some 110 km from Pulwama, for burial.
The police have rejected the claims of the households however promised to probe the case from all doable angles.
On Monday, the police launched two movies of the surrounded home purportedly displaying forces asking these inside to give up. “On 29/12/20 night after the cordon at Hokersar, troops are repeatedly interesting to the trapped terrorists to come back out and give up with assurances that they won’t be harmed,” Kashmir police mentioned in a tweet.
“At Hokersar on 30/12/2020 within the morning hours, troops are as soon as once more interesting the trapped terrorists to come back out within the floor and give up earlier than them,” it mentioned in one other tweet with a video.
Nearly all of the mainstream political events in Kashmir have raised questions over the encounter after the claims of the households.
Nationwide convention vice chairman Omar Abdullah on Monday requested lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha to facilitate the handing over of the our bodies. “The LG has promised a good & speedy probe in to this encounter when JKNC Lok sabha member Hansain Masoodi spoke to him about it just lately. Within the interim we hope the LG will order the handing over of the our bodies to the households,” he mentioned in a tweet.
“It is rather necessary that the probe in to this encounter be concluded on the earliest. Solely a good & clear probe, already promised by @manojsinha, will fulfill the households who’ve misplaced their family members who they insist had been harmless,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, police have mentioned that their checks have revealed that the Aijaz and Athar had been over floor staff of militants.
“Background checks additionally revealed that Aijaz and Ather Mushtaq, each OGWs (over floor staff of militants) variously offered logistic help to terrorists. Antecedents and verifications too exhibits that each had been radically inclined and had aided terrorists of LeT (now so-called TRF) outfit,” the police mentioned in an announcement.