Police Charging Unrest Victims As Accused: JKLF

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SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) on Saturday said that the police was harassing the kin of the victims of forces’ firing in during Kashmir’s summer agitations by hauling them up as the accused.

“Ever since the High Court pulled up the police for tardy investigations in the civilian killings in the 2010 agitation, it (the police) had adopted a new tactic of oppression by treating the victims as the accused,” the JKLF said.

Citing the case of the remote Chur Pora village in Budgam where, according to it, the army had killed one Fayyaz Ahmad Dar and injured several others during a nocturnal raid in September 2010, the Front said that after the High Court censure, the Budgam police arrested the injured victims, including a 13-year-old boy, after summoning them to the precinct.

“They were brought to the court handcuffed, and the police charged them with having assaulted army personnel and having snatched their equipment,” it said.

“The same is the case with killings of Muhammad Abbas Dhobi in Mattan Islamabad, and Jahangir Ahmad Bhat where the victims have been declared as the accused,” it said.

“The height is that even the parents of a slain 8-year-old boy, Milad Ahmad Dar of Kulgam, too, find themselves the targets of police wrath,” it said. 

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