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Households of two males killed in Srinagar encounter protest, cops insist they have been OGWs

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The households of the 2 of the three younger males who have been killed in an encounter by safety forces on December 30 protested in Srinagar on Monday demanding their our bodies which were buried in Ganderbal and neutral investigation into the encounter.

Whereas the military and police have insisted that they have been militants, the youths’ households continued to say that they have 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 have been repeatedly requested to give up on the night time of December 29 and within the morning of December 30. The relations 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 girls have been shouting slogans demanding justice. The protest lasted about an hour with a couple of 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 baby,” a wailing Mushtaq Ahmad, father of Athar mentioned.

“Are the troopers pleased now snatching a bit of my coronary heart? You killed my son to feed your youngsters. Disgrace on you,” he mentioned.

Whereas the police and military have mentioned that the trio was killed in change of fireside at Hokersar-Lawaypora in Srinagar, their households have rebutted the declare and mentioned that they have been civilians. Athar was a category 11 pupil, Aijaz was pursuing commencement whereas Zubair was a talented employee, based on their households. Mushtaq mentioned that he wished 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 wish to inform individuals of the world that I would like justice. I would like my son, he’s simply 16. I’m already useless. 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 distant from their houses solely permitting a couple of relations 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 attainable angles.

On Monday, the police launched two movies of the surrounded home purportedly exhibiting 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 vital 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 have been harmless,” he mentioned. Nevertheless, police have mentioned that their checks have revealed that the Aijaz and Athar have been over floor employees of militants. “Background checks additionally revealed that Aijaz and Ather Mushtaq, each OGWs (over floor employees of militants) variously supplied logistic help to terrorists. Antecedents and verifications too reveals that each have been radically inclined and had aided terrorists of LeT (now so-called TRF) outfit,” the police mentioned in a press release.

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