For the last 25-years, Zahoor Ahmad Mir has been waiting for justice in his father’s murder. He has been visiting his father’s empty grave as he never found his body. The accused Ghulam Mohammad Lone alias Papa Kashtwari, who was a dreaded counterinsurgent accused of more than two hundred murders, was jailed and died in 2020. But Zahoor says Kashtwari died without being punished for his crimes – including the disappearance and murder of his father.
Story by Umer Asif Edited by Asif Hamid.
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