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Tortured, murdered and duped as militants

July 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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On 23 June, 1999 three scooter-borne men following a marriage party were intercepted by police near Soura police station and were allegedly done to death in their custody.  The bodies of two deceased were later found in unidentified graves of Kichama Baramulla and the other one was fished out from the Dal Lake.

In the evening hours, Nazir Ahmad Gilkar, Javed Ahmad Shah and Ghulam Rasool Mattoo were riding a scooter [no. DL-33-7771] following a wedding. According to their family members they had a large amount of money with them and were stopped outside the Soura Police Station by the personnel of the Special Operations Group [SOG] of the Jammu and Kashmir Police. After frisking and checking their identity cards all three of them were dragged into the Soura Police Station and were detained there along with their scooter. Inside the police station, SHO Abdul Rashid Khan Alias…

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Death of A Horse Cart Owner

July 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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Qadri Inzamam

On a mid night in the summer of 1998, a group of Special Operation Group barged into the house of a Horse Cart owner, allegedly tortured him in his own house, arrested him and implicated him of the charges which his family claim to be baseless and forged. The horse cart owner died in the custody of the Jammu & Kashmir Police and the case is yet to be resolved.

It was about 11:45 pm on 25th June, 1998 when a group of SOG headed by then SHO Parimpora Police Station, Haq, entered into the house of Altaf Ahmed Dar in Aarampora area of Qamarwari, and asked him about the whereabouts of a man named Mushtaq Ahmed, who was a militant and happened to be the old friend of Altaf Ahmed Dar. Having no information about Mushtaq Ahmad, he failed to answer the queries of…

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Hilal Molvi- What provoked Him to Join Militant Ranks?

July 24, 2013 Leave a comment

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After the 2010 uprising, many youth from north Kashmir were provoked by the alleged police harassment to join militant groups active in Kashmir. Like in the cases of Atir Ahmad and Shabir Ahmad Sheikh, Family and acquaintances of Hilal Ahmad Rather aka Hilal Molvi also says that he was forced to join militancy after the regular harassment by the police.

Many of these boys were killed in different gun battles at various places in Kashmir since last year. Hilal Molvi was among many such boys who picked up arms post 2010 uprising in autumn of 2012 and was killed today in the wee hours of morning in Srinagar’s Fateh Kadal.

Hilal Ahmad Rather, who completed his Mufti course from Deoband, worked as an Imam and a teacher at a local Madrasa. He is survived by his parents and a brother and sister.

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Indian forces shoot dead 6 protesters in Ramban Jammu and Kashmir

July 18, 2013 Leave a comment
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