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Hyderpora Killings: Mehbooba, Tarigami Demand ‘Judicial Inquiry’; Omar, Sajjad Call For Probe By Neutral Bodies



Mehbooba Mufti

On Tuesday, Peoples Democratic Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti and CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami demanded a judicial inquiry. In contrast, national Conference Vice President Omar Abdullah demanded an “impartial & credible” probe into killing “civilians” at Hyderpora.

Chairman of Peoples Conference and former Minister in erstwhile J&K government Sajjad Gani Lone said that it an “opportunity” for Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha to “assert that human lives matter” by getting details revealed through “neutral institution”. At the same time, Apni party leader and Mayor Srinagar Junaid Azim Mattu demanded a “time-bound” probe into the “grave and serious allegations”.

“Using innocent civilians as human shields, getting them killed in cross-firing & then conveniently labelling them as OGWs is part of GOIs rulebook now,” former chief minister in PDP-BJP government Mehbooba Mufti said in a tweet. “Imperative that a credible judicial enquiry is made to bring out the truth & put an end to this rampant culture of impunity,” she added as per GNS.

Demanding a judicial probe into Altaf Ahmed and Mudasir Gul, who was killed in Hyderpora “encounter”, CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami urged the authorities to hand over their bodies to their families for proper burial.

“Allegedly using slain unarmed civilians as human shields is shocking and must be probed through the judicial process. The circumstances in which these killings happened need to be thoroughly probed,” Tarigami said in a statement issued to GNS.

“The rule of the law is being violated with impunity in Kashmir, which is highly unfortunate, he said, adding, “ From arbitrary arrests of people, including youth to booking them under draconian laws and now allegations of using civilians as human shields, the situation is turning from bad to worse.”
National Conference Vice president and former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah also demanded an “impartial & credible inquiry.”

“An impartial & credible inquiry into the recent encounter in #Hyderpora is an absolute necessity. Unfortunately, there are far too many questions being raised about the encounter & about the people killed,” Omar said in a tweet at around 4 p.m., belated when compared to his statements in the recent past.

“There have been numerous instances of fake encounters in the past, and the questions raised about this #hyderporaencounter need to be answered swiftly & in a credible manner,” Omar said.
Sajjad Gani Lone said the incident deserves a “transparent description of what happened by a neutral institution.”

“Amid conflicting claims in the Hyderpora encounter, the least we deserve is a transparent description of what happened by a neutral institution. Unfortunately, this is neither the first time nor the last time.

Manoj Sinha- you have the opportunity to assert that human lives matter,” he said in a tweet. Sajjad, however, did use his often used word “army of orphans created” whenever blame of civilian killings is on unknown gunmen suspected to be militants.

Mayor Srinagar and Apni Party leader Junaid Azim Mattu tweeted “grave and serious allegations emerging from the Hyderpora encounter.”
“Request Hon’ble LG @manojsinha_ Sahab to order an impartial and time-bound probe to ascertain the truth.

Hope the truth prevails,” he said, adding, “The families of the two civilians should be heard and heard dispassionately.


Jammu: Exodus Day Observed as Black Day




Due to the increasing influence of terrorism, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits started on this day in 1990. Kashmiri Pandits celebrated this day of expulsion as Black Day.

On Wednesday, Kashmiri displaced Pandits protested by taking out a rally in Jagti. These Kashmiri Pandits said that this dark day is remembered by every Kashmiri Pandit who was forced to leave the Valley. It is the job of the Government of India to conduct an inquiry by setting up a commission, and those who had spoiled the situation in Kashmir should be fed the air of jails. Kashmiri Pandits demonstrated fiercely and on the other hand, demanded that the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley be ensured.

For the last 32 years, Kashmiri Pandits have been cut off from their own land. Addressing the occasion, Jagti Tenement Committee President Shadi Lal Pandita said that these Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their homes due to terrorism in the Valley, but today this Kashmiri Pandit wants to connect with their soil and establish three big satellite colonies in Kashmir. If the government does this, then 70 thousand Kashmiri Pandit families will go back to the Valley and join their soil. But now, the central government is not taking any step in this direction. Therefore, Kashmiri Pandits should be told the plan with the central government to return to the Valley.

On the other hand, Raj Kumar Tikku said that January 19 would not be forgotten by Kashmiri Pandits. When the situation in Kashmir turned completely against the Kashmiri Pandits and announcements were made on loudspeakers to leave the Valley. Kashmiri Pandits were forced to migrate for their safety and their families. Many Kashmiri Pandits also lost their lives. The Central Government should now constitute an inquiry committee to bring the real culprits to the jails.

Amish Mahajan

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J&K: Terrorist Hideout built in middle of park busted




The remaining terrorists in Kashmir are adopting many unique ways to save themselves from the security forces and the police, but now it is not possible to escape the terrorists from the eyes of the security forces and the police.

The Pulwama and Awantipora police, conducting a joint search operation with the Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF, have busted a hiding place built in the middle of a garden in Bandarpora, Awantipora. Terrorists often used to hide in this hideout after committing any incident in the area. At present, with the help of security forces, the police have started a search operation in the surrounding areas, demolishing the hideouts of the terrorists. Other details are awaited.

Now the number of active terrorists in Kashmir has remained negligible. This is why the anger of Pakistan across the border has increased. It is well known that Pakistan encourages terrorists in India. Training camps have also been opened for terrorists across the border in Pakistan. Now that the number of terrorists has been reduced considerably, terrorists are engaged in making targets killed with their weapons to register their presence. However, the security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police are fully active in thwarting this nefarious design of the terrorists.

Amish Mahajan

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Mystery of Lucknow family allegedly missing in J&K solved




The startling revelation came to light on Wednesday about the Lucknow family allegedly missing during their travel to Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier reports had said that three members of a family from Lucknow — Mehmood Ali Khan, his wife Darakshan and their son, Shavez — had gone missing in Ramban district while they were on their way from Jammu to Srinagar.

Police sources said according to Salim Khan, brother-in-law of Mehmood Ali Khan, all 3 members were murdered by elder son, Sarfaraz Khan on January 5, the day they were leaving towards Jammu by train.

“After disposing of their dead bodies, he meticulously planned to mislead the relatives and police. He clandestinely visited Jammu and Kashmir and messaged via WhatsApp from his father’s mobile phone on 14th January morning in which he posed as his younger brother, Shavez and said that they are stuck on the highway due to landslides.

“He even posted some pictures of the highway,” said the sources.

The details of the case came to light when the J&K police traced the phone in Lucknow that was used to send WhatsApp messages.

Police said Sarfraz had murdered his father, mother and brother in Lucknow itself. On January 6 the body of a youth with a slit throat was found on Lucknow’s Mall Road in the Itaunja area.

Police were unable to identify the body. After this, two more bodies with slit throats were found in the Malihabad area in Lucknow.

After the photographs of the three persons allegedly missing in J&K’s Ramban area were published, police in Lucknow were able to identify all three.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the eldest son of the family, Sarfraz had murdered them. Sarfraz has been taken into custody.

Police said other contacts of Sarfraz are also being questioned. The motive of the gruesome crime is still not known.

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