Wasim and Talib’s younger brother, 22-year-old Khalid Gaffar Malik, was killed after being hit in the neck at close range by a bullet allegedly fired by the Army in Trehgam in Kupwara, North Kashmir, Wednesday.
The reason behind the speedy decision to initiate the magisterial inquiry, government sources say, is the worry that the protests that were mostly restricted in south Kashmir till now, may spread to north Kashmir too.
Dar, 25, served in the personal security escort of former Shopian SSP Shailendra Mishra. Mishra and his team were instrumental in killing several militants in south Kashmir in the last few years, sources said.
Besides Imran and Abid Ansari, the MLA from Zadibal constituency, PDP’s Tangmarg MLA Mohammad Abbas Wani and his counterpart from Noorabad, Abdul Majeed Paddar, have joined the chorus against the former chief minister.
Imran Raza Ansari, who was a PDP minister in the alliance government with the BJP, said: “The party has been hijacked by vested interests. She (Mehbooba) chose her cronies over elected members to run the party and the government.’’
IG SP Pani released names and photographs of four people identified in the murder of senior journalist which include Sajjad Gul LeT operative from Srinagar, Azad Ahmad Malik alias Dada from Anantnag, Muzafar Ahmad Bhat and Naveed Jatt.
Heads of all political parties in the state have been invited to attend the meeting at 4.30 pm in Raj Bhavan. Former PWD Minister Naeem Akhtar told The Indian Express that Mufti would appoint “a senior party leader to attend the meeting”.
According to UNESCO’s procedure for inscription, once a site has been named in a country’s “tentative list” for consideration by the World Heritage Committee, “a State Party can plan when to present a nomination file”.
Qaiser Amin Bhat, who was among the hundreds who had turned out to protest against the firing of tear gas shells outside the Jama Masjid on May 25, was knocked down by a CRPF vehicle at Srinagar’s Nowhatta.