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Hyderpora Encounter: People’s Conference stage protest, demand return of bodies

SRINAGAR: Led by senior party leaders, the Peoples Conference on Thursday staged massive protests in Srinagar over the killing of civilians in Hyderpora and demanded that their bodies should be immediately handed over to their families for burial.

PC workers staged protest here to protest against the civilian killings in “gunfight” in the Hyderpora area of Srinagar on Monday evening. Speaking on the occasion, party’s senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil demanded return of the mortal remains of Altaf Bhat and Dr. Mudassir Gul to their families as a first step in ensuring justice to the families.

“Our President Sajad Lone has already appealed to the Prime Minister for his personal intervention in ensuring that justice is delivered to the families of the victims,” he said, demanding that a judicial probe by a sitting judge should be held to ensure impartially.

“We stand in solidarity with the families of Altaf Bhat and Dr. Mudassir Gul and share their pain and agony in this hour of grief. We also appeal to every media outlet and civil society of India to raise this issue with utmost urgency and sincerity”, he added.

Senior PC leader Khursheed Alam said that the Prime Minister has ensure that justice is delivered to the families of Altaf Bhat and Mudassir Gul. “Prime Minister of India as a guardian should come forward and listen to the cries and woes of these families. Two daughters of this country are grieving and so is every conscience keeper of India. Their wailings and yearning for father need your support at this critical juncture and your honourable self has to take responsibility for justice to be delivered starting with the return of the dead bodies for proper burial as per Islamic way”, he said.

Senior vice-president Abdul Gani Vakil, senior leaders Khursheed Alam, Raja Aijaz, Sulaiman Bhat, youth functionaries Mudasir Karim, Mansoor Banday, Salman Bukhari along with hundreds of workers participated in the protest—(KNO)


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