Probe ordered into student’s death, Valley shuts down

After the Friday prayers, protests erupted at Shopian, Anantnag, Tral and Sopore and police had to use teargas shells to disperse protesters

Written by UBEER NAQUSHBANDI | Srinagar | Published:June 10, 2017 1:05 am
Kashmir student death, Kashmir protests, Kashmir death probe, Kashmir news, latest news, indian express Meanwhile, the Valley witnessed a complete shutdown on Friday after the separatists called a daylong strike to protest Adil’s death and the NIA raids. (Express File Photo)

The Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the death of Class XII student Adil Farooq, who was hit by a bullet during a cordon-and-search operation at Ganowpora village in Shopian on Tuesday.

Additional deputy commissioner, Shopian, Mohammad Aslam Mir, confirmed that the government had decided to start a probe. “On the directions of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, we have ordered a magisterial inquiry,” Mir said.

He added that right after Aadil’s chahrum (fourth day of mourning), a one-man probe panel of Assistant Commissioner (Revenue), Shopian, will start the inquiry and the report would be submitted within 25 days.

According to villagers in Ganowpora, Adil was out to look for his younger brother when a bullet hit him. “It was the time for iftaar…. The cordon was laid around 1 pm around Dar Mohalla, where he was shot,” said a villager. Adil was the eldest child of Farooq Ahmad Magray, a farmer.

Meanwhile, the Valley witnessed a complete shutdown on Friday after the separatists called a daylong strike to protest Adil’s death and the NIA raids.

To foil attempts to organise largescale protests in the city, several separatist leaders were put under house arrest. Restrictions were imposed in seven police station areas in the old city and all roads leading to Jamia Masjid were sealed off.

Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq tweeted, “Even in this holy month of #Ramadhan, Anti-Muslim regime prevented people from offering Friday prayers at #JamaMasjid as curfew is imposed!’’

After the Friday prayers, protests erupted at Shopian, Anantnag, Tral and Sopore and police had to use teargas shells to disperse protesters. Most shops and business establishments remained closed and only a few vehicles were seen on the streets. Educational institutions were closed to prevent protests by students.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, who is on two-day visit to Kashmir, reviewed the security situation in the Valley in a meeting attended by top Army officers at the 15 Corps headquarters on Friday.

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    Kamal Pasha
    Jun 10, 2017 at 11:33 am
    India can not hold Kashmiris to stay with India at the point of Guns for long. Not not only Kashmir , but many States will become indeprpendent of India very soon.
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    Apte
    Jun 10, 2017 at 7:39 am
    1. Are the separatists and their stan funded supporters indulging in violence? Unending violence has underscored fact that peace will not return to the Kashmir valley any time in near future. 2. Hence, question to be asked is this: What exactly ordinary people of Kashmir valley want? uming that the people of Kashmir get the azadi (which of course is not exactly the same thing as autonomy demanded by the separatists), it will be within the Cons utional framework. Then uming that the role of our Army in Kashmir is considerably curtailed, whose responsibility will it be to protect ordinary citizens of Kashmir from the terrorist-sponsored violence? Who will protect ordinary citizens? Secondly, who will ensure that there is no m infiltration of terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of our country via Kashmir? 3. Azadi will be at a huge cost. The cost will have to be paid by people of Kashmir, and not by stanis who often claim to support people of Kashmir.
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    l s
    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:05 am
    Who allowed these young children to go into troubled areas ?????Parents faul;t. Always these kashmiris push children and women in the firing line. Probe is not necessary.
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    l s
    Jun 10, 2017 at 6:03 am
    No parents what ????????? !4 years boy searching for his brother, in a search and cordon operation which could include firing. It is always told not to go outside when terrorists are under search operation, still their elders allowed or asked this young boy to go into troubled areas. Fault with the parents and elders of the family. No probe necessary. This shows the at ude of kashmiri parents to push young children and women into the firing line.
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    sajid
    Jun 10, 2017 at 4:44 am
    Time to free Kashmir
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