Feel pain of families whose beloved are killed in encounters : Er Rasheed to police | KNO

Feel pain of families whose beloved are killed in encounters : Er Rasheed to police | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, September 26 (KNO) : Asking security agencies especially J&K Police to understand the sentiments and pain of the families of those killed in encounters, Awami Itehaad Party (AIP) president Er Abdul Rasheed on Wednesday condemned the ‘new emerging trend’ to bury the local Kashmiri youth without ascertaining their whereabouts and simply calling them as foreign militants.

In a statement issued to (KNO), Er Rasheed asked police and army to apologize for claiming to have killed five foreign militants in Bandipora but now when the families of the deceased hailing from south Kashmir and Kangan have rebutted the claims, the administration should have handed over the bodies without making excuses. “It seems a strategy to bury the slain local youth after encounters calling them unknown or foreign militants and then asking the real heirs of the slain militants to go through DNA sampling to authenticate their claim,” he said.

He said that it is not only a time consuming process but absolutely immoral, unethical, violation of religious rights and also extra painful for the entire family and their near and dear ones. “Security agencies seem to be interested more in counting the number of militants rather ascertaining other crucial information. They must give up the casual approach and give respect to the slain militants rather managing their fake burials and then through long and meaningless legal process exhuming the bodies and creating all sorts of issues for the families,” AIP president added.

Er Rasheed appealed authorities to handover the bodies of slain militants killed in Bandipora encounter to their families and asked state police to take care of the religious and social sensitivities affiliated to these horrible incidents.(KNO)