‘Cold blooded’ killings spark outrage in IIOJK


Two males martyred alongside a pair of freedom fighters in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) have been gunned down in “cold blood” by safety forces, a relative of one of many useless mentioned on Tuesday.

According to police, two freedom fighters have been martyred the evening earlier than throughout a shootout inside a industrial centre in Srinagar. The constructing’s proprietor Mohammad Altaf Bhat and tenant Mudasir Ahmed additionally died in “crossfire”, the police added.

While police had earlier claimed that Bhat was related to the martyred freedom fighters, his niece Saima Bhat mentioned her uncle and Ahmed have been civilians who had been murdered in “cold blood”.

Saima, a journalist in Srinagar, mentioned that there was no gunfight the evening her uncle was killed. “He was taken… as a human shield and when they couldn’t find anything, he was killed there,” she instructed Kashmirwala, a neighborhood newspaper.

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Inspector common of police Vijay Kumar had mentioned that each Bhat and Ahmed have been working as “terror associates”. “#Terrorists have been hiding on top floor of his building,” he was quoted as saying in an announcement issued on Twitter late Monday.

Eyewitnesses mentioned military troops and police cordoned off the realm on Monday night, confiscating dozens of telephones from shopkeepers and passersby.

“They later took Mohammad Altaf inside the building for a search and Mudasir also accompanied the soldiers,” an eyewitness instructed AFP on situation of anonymity, fearing police reprisals.

Police didn’t return the our bodies of Bhat and Ahmed to their households, as an alternative burying them with out family members current in the midst of the evening.

The Peoples Democratic Party known as for a “speedy investigation” into the homicide claims. “Least (police) could do is hand over the dead body to the family for a decent burial. Are even dead ones a threat to peace now?” the celebration wrote on Twitter.

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