Rasheed appeals Governor to ensure safety of militant families

Srinagar : MLA Langate Er Rasheed on Thursday was called on Governor S P Malik at Raj Bhawan. According to the statement, Rasheed expressed his deep concern and anguish over the new emerging trend of killing local militants and then burying them as foreigners, thus causing a huge trauma to the families of the slain militants.

The spokesman said Rasheed appealed Governor to intervene and direct the security agencies to hand over the bodies of local militants who were killed in Bandipora area and later buried as foreign militants a few days ago. Rasheed said that burying militants without ascertaining their identity is immoral and violation of their religious and human rights.

Governor Malik assured Rasheed that the necessary directions will be conveyed to security agencies about ensuring that the families of the militants should not be made to pass through the trauma after encounters. Rasheed quoted several examples of “torture and atrocities” on youth and relatives of the militants by the forces and urged Governor that targeting families of the militants should stop and government must respect the law of the land and uphold the right of every citizen to live with dignity and honour.

He also asked Governor to intervene and ensure the safety of Kashmiris students studying outside the state and sought stern action against those who have beaten Kashmiri student from Kokernag to a pulp in Punjab a few days back.

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