Lodging strong protest against the administration for not handing over the body of Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, a slain youth from Barzulla to his family reportedly killed by the forces in Kupwara, AIP President Er. Rasheed Wednesday met Governor Mr. N. N. Vohra and demanded handing over of the body to the family without further delay.
In a statement AIP spokesperson said Rasheed asked Governor that denying body to the family is shameful and interference in religious affairs and the incident has led to the mental torture of the family and the entire locality. Rasheed said after performing all the legal formalities including DNA testing now family is being forced to take to streets. He also raised issues of human rights violations at the hands of government forces and told Vohra that he is duty bound to stop the men in uniform from treating themselves above law and humiliating the masses.
AIP spokesperson said Rasheed cited many concrete examples where police and other security agencies have shown high handedness in south and North Kashmir. He appealed Governor to direct the men in uniform not to humiliate families of militants and ask them to restrain from damaging public properties especially in south Kashmir. Er. Rasheed added that Kashmiris want a political and dignified resolution to the dispute and said that in most of the cases were violence takes place or youth join armed movement, it is the barbarism and brutalities of police that forces youth to join militant ranks. Governor Vohra assured Rasheed that mortal remains of Mudasir will be returned to the family soon and he will look into other issues pertaining to excesses against the civilian population.