#TKWImpact: ‘This is not bravery Major Shukla,’ says Mehbooba Mufti at SMHS

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Mehbooba Mufti at SMHS, Srinagar. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

Srinagar: Following the exclusive reportage by The Kashmir Walla on the alleged torture with Pulwama based Tawseef Ahmad Wani yesterday in 44 RR camp in Shadimarg, Pulwama, the Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti visited the 27-year-old in SMHS Hospital, Srinagar.

Talking to The Kashmir Walla, the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (PDP) president, Ms. Mufti said, “I’ve heard about Major Shukla’s bravery, but it is not bravery when you call children at your camp and beat them ruthlessly.”

He was called in the Shadimarg camp and was beaten up ruthlessly, “he was asked to hand the gun around the neck, otherwise, I will give you my gun, and kill you in an encounter,” said Ms. Mufti.

She added, “I’m asking the governor, and the core commander to intervene in this matter.” Targeting the army, she said, “Major Shukla is answerable to this incident, and I will take this matter to core commander myself.”

She also added that Mr. Wani’s younger brother is in the army, “if you treat their family like this, what will happen to normal (civilian) Kashmiri?”

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Responding to the current situation in south Kashmir, she said, “the military can never provide a solution to the people’s suffering, only dialogue can.”

Following a phone call on 4 February from the camp, Mr. Wani went in a personal vehicle, alongside a friend, to meet the army personnel. “After I went to the camp to meet Major Shukla, I was asked to show my identity. But, after that I was tortured by his (army) men, till I fell unconscious,” said Mr. Wani.

As per him, Major Shukla threatened him and said, “pose with a gun and post the photograph by tomorrow; if not, I will kill you in an encounter in the coming days.”

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