Only a fair and transparent probe into “Srinagar gunfight” will satisfy families: Omar

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Srinagar: National Conference vice-president, Omar Abdullah on Monday said that it was important that the probe into the alleged gunfight in Lawaypora in which three youth from south Kashmir were killed is concluded at the earliest.

Right after the killings, the families of the trio had protested in Srinagar and claimed that the three were innocent and had no militant links as claimed by the government forces.

On Monday the families again staged a protest in the summer capital’s Press Enclave.

Reacting to the protests, the junior Abdullah while taking to his Twitter handle said, “It is very important that the probe in to this encounter be concluded at the earliest. Only a fair & transparent probe, already promised by @manojsinha_, will satisfy the families who have lost their loved ones who they insist were innocent.(SIC)”

Earlier in the day, the family members of two of the three youth killed in a “gunfight” staged a protest in Srinagar’s Press Enclave demanding justice and bodies of the slain who have been buried in central Kashmir’s Sonamarg.

Carrying placards and shouting slogans, the wailing family members comprising of both elderly men and women who had made their way to Srinagar from south Kashmir braving chilly weather said that they wanted the bodies of their kin. “Just give me the body of my child.  I want justice, not money, I want the body of my son. Whom should I ask, don’t these people of India listen?” Mushtaq Wani, the father of the 16-year-old, Ather Wani can be heard saying in a video that is viral on social media.



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