APHC Anguished at Lawaypora Killings

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Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference led by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has expressed deep sorrow and anguish at the killing of three youth Zubair, Ajaz and Athar by the forces at Lawaypora.

The families of the youth who protested the killing outside the Police Control Room (PCR) Srinagar, allege that the three were innocent youth who had left their homes for matters related to their education.

The grandfather of slain Ajaz said to the media that he had tea with his grandson that morning and alleged that Ajaz was dragged out of the car on his way to Srinagar and shot dead.

APHC said that such gruesome killings are heart wrenching. What is worst is that even the dead bodies of these boys were not given to their families for last rites.

“These dubious encounters mostly involving the youth, routinely take place in J&K as there is no accountability for such killings”, Hurriyat said in a press statement.

Thousands of Kashmiri youth have been killed since decades as a result of the lingering Kashmir conflict

APHC said that such incidents warrant a fair and impartial probe as the families of the slain youth are demanding to get to the truth but in Kashmir “this basic right to justice and redressal is a distant dream”.

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