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Custodial Killing: Omar seeks exemplary punishment to killers, Mehbooba castigates GoI

Published by Kashmir News Trust on March 19, 2019, 1:41 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

Srinagar: Reacting to the death of Awantipora youth in police custody, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah termed the custodial death as unacceptable development and that exemplary punishment be handed out to the killers of the youth

Taking to his Twitter handle Omar Abdullah said that the killing must be investigated in transparent and time bound manner,”I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man.” Omar wrote.

 Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday lashed out at the government of India for it’s repressive approach towards educated youth of Kashmir.

The former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir was reacting to the custodial death of a youth from south Kashmir’s Awantipora.

Taking to her Twitter handle, the only female chief minister of the state said that innocent men were being hauled up from their homes for interrogation only to return home in coffins, “Innocent men hauled up from their homes for interrogation return home only in coffins now. GoI’s repressive approach leaves young educated men vulnerable who are forced to take up arms. Stop using Kashmir to exhibit your sick chauvinistic nationalism. We have suffered enough.” She wrote.

Rizwan Ahmad Pandith son of Asaddulah Pandit a resident of Awantipora, a teacher by profession and a Jamaat-e- Islami activist died in police custody, police said, adding that he was being interrogated.