hyderpora: Shutdown over Hyderpora encounter civilian killings cripples normal life across Kashmir | India News

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SRINAGAR: The Kashmir valley witnessed a complete shutdown of business establishments and other activities on Friday in response to a call by the Hurriyat Conference faction led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to protest against the killing of civilians in the Hyderpora encounter.
It was the first complete shutdown after the revocation of the erstwhile state’s special status and its downgrading to a Union Territory in August 2019.
People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) president Farooq Abdullah, meanwhile, wrote to the President of India demanding a “time-bound judicial probe” into the killing of three civilians in the Hyderpora encounter. “Needless to state that such unfortunate incidents widen the gulf between the people of Jammu and Kashmir and the government of India and, therefore, are to be avoided at any cost,” Abdullah wrote.
The J&K police has denied allegations that it had killed civilians, admitting only that one civilian, Altaf Ahmad Bhat, was killed in the crossfire, while Dr Mudasir Gul, slain in the encounter, was an overground worker (for terrorists) connected to Pakistani terrorist Haidar Bahai of TRF who also was gunned down in Hyderpora.
The police claimed that one Amir Ahmad of Banihal /Goolgarh, in Ramban, was also an associate of the Pakistan terrorist who was killed in the encounter on the bypass near Classic Hospital, in Srinagar’s Hyderpora, on Monday evening.
Reports from various districts said all shops were shut for the day and private vehicles and public transport remained off the roads. The busy market at Lal Chowk, in Srinagar, was deserted.
Hurriyat leader Mirwiaz Umar Farooq issued another statement calling upon the authorities to “return the body of Amir Ahmad Magray”, the third civilian killed in the Hyderpora encounter, without delay.
Abdullah wrote to the President saying the incident had caused enormous pubic anger. “In this unfortunate incident three civilians got killed in suspicious circumstances,” Abdullah said, adding that a judicial probe was necessary “so that true facts are unraveled and brought into the public domain”.
“We would remind Your Excellency that the administration of Jammu and Kashmir is being run in the name of Your Excellency by the Lt Governor acting as an agent and, therefore, an onerous responsibility is placed on Your Excellency to ensure that the rule of law prevails and the involved erring officials are brought to book and punished under law,” Abdullah said in his letter, adding that the body of the third civilian should also be returned to his family for burial.
CPM politician Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami, too, urged the government to return the body of Amir Ahmad Magray, the third “civilian” killed in Hyderpora, without further delay. Tarigami said it has been proven beyond doubt that Magray was a civilian. “His father Abdul Latief Magray is a state bravery award winner and now his son has been killed and falsely labelled as a militant, which is highly unfortunate,” he said.
“The least the J&K administration can do is to return the body of Magray so that his family can perform his last rites,” Tarigami said.





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