Govt will return Barzulla militant’s body: Er Rasheed

Srinagar, Jul 11: Lodging strong protest against the administration for not handing over dead body of Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, a slain youth from Barzulla to his family reportedly killed by government forces in Kupwara, AIP President and MLA Er on Wednesday met the Governor N N Vohra and demanded handing over of the slain body to the family without further delay.
The spokesman in a statement said that Rasheed asked the Governor that denying dead body to the family is shameful and interference in religious affairs. The incident has led to the mental torture of the family and the entire locality. Rasheed said that after performing all the legal formalities including DNA testing now family is being forced to take to streets. He also raised issues of grave human rights violations at the hands of government forces and told Vohra that he is duty bound to stop the men in uniform from treating themselves above law and humiliating the masses.
Rasheed cited many concrete examples where police and other security agencies have shown high handedness in the south and North Kashmir. He appealed Governor to direct the men in uniform not to humiliate families of militants and ask them to restrain from damaging public properties, especially in south Kashmir. “Kashmiris want a political and dignified resolution to the dispute and said that in most of the cases were violence takes place or youth join the armed movement, it is the barbarism and brutalities of police that forces youth to join militant ranks,” the spokesman quoted Rasheed as saying.
The spokesman added that Governor assured that mortal remains of Mudasir will be returned to the family soon and he will also seriously look into other grave issues pertaining to “atrocities” against the civilian population.