“Need truth behind Srinagar encounter”: Altaf Bukhari calls on LG

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Apni Party President Altaf Bukhari on Friday evening called on Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha “on the need that the truth behind Hokerser–Srinagar encounter be brought into public domain in light of the apprehensions raised by the families of the three slain youth”.

On 30 December 2020, the government forces killed three persons in an alleged gunfight in Srinagar. Three families from south Kashmir soon after the alleged gunfight claimed the dead and vouched for their innocence.

Bukhari said that the revelation of the “factual details about this controversial encounter is imperative in view of the recently exposed Amshipora–Shopian encounter in which three labourers from Rajouri District were killed in the cold blood”.

During the meeting, as per a party statement, Bukhari discussed various issues pertaining to socio-economic development and sought intervention of the Lieutenant Governor in some of the matters including the arbitrary curtailment in the age bar for J-K Civil Services aspirants, the pathetic condition of the stranded passengers especially the patients, students, and the tourists who are stuck in Srinagar and Jammu due to closure of National Highway.

Apni Party President impressed upon the Lt Governor to order for the necessary boarding and lodging arrangements for the stranded passengers including students and patients who are stuck up in both the capitals of J-K in view of the closure of the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

He sought air sorties for evacuation of stranded passengers from Srinagar to Jammu and vice-versa. Besides these issues Bukhari highlighted various developmental issues pertaining to both the divisions of J&K and urged the Lt Governor to get the stalled projects completed in a time bound manner. (KNO)

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