PDP president Mehbooba Mufti sought on Friday an neutral investigation into the killing of three youths in an alleged pretend encounter right here two days in the past and demanded that the our bodies be returned to their households.
In a letter to Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, Ms Mufti mentioned such incidents introduced “disrepute” to the armed forces and are “a grave violation” of human rights.
“I’m positive you’re conscious of the unlucky incident at Parimpora on thirtieth December. Three boys, the youngest being all of 17 years previous, have been killed in what the household has alleged to be a staged gunfight,” she mentioned.
“Questions are additionally looming over this encounter & there are conflicting variations & reviews from police & the military. Justice may be served provided that its swift & due to this fact I request you to provoke an neutral investigation into the matter instantly,” the previous chief minister mentioned.
Police had claimed on Wednesday to have killed three terrorists in an in a single day encounter in Parimpora space of Srinagar, however their households mentioned they’d no reference to terrorism and that two of them have been college students.
Ms Mufti mentioned the incident comes shut on the heels of police submitting a cost sheet towards an Military officer and two others in reference to the killing of three males from Rajouri district in an alleged pretend encounter at Amshipora in Shopian final July.
The PDP chief mentioned she and the lieutenant governor won’t be on the identical web page on most political issues, “however I’m sure we agree that such incidents deliver disrepute to the armed forces and are a grave violation of human rights”.
Ms Mufti mentioned whereas she was conscious that the administration was apprehensive about returning the our bodies of the three youths killed in Srinagar to their households, “this callous resolution will solely exacerbate their sense of loss and ache”.
“One hopes that you’ll rethink this resolution and permit them to get closure. A mom who grieves the sudden & tragic demise of her beloved son shouldn”t be disadvantaged of the final likelihood to see his face. Nor does she should should beg for his lifeless physique. That is merely inhuman & unacceptable,” she mentioned within the letter.
Ms Mufti urged Lieutenant Governor Sinha to intervene and be sure that the households get an opportunity to carry out the final rites as per their needs.
In the meantime, Anantnag MP Hasnain Masoodi spoke to Mr Sinha on Thursday night over the difficulty, the Nationwide Convention mentioned, including that the Lt governor has assured an neutral inquiry into the incident.