Interlocutors meet family of sisters killed by LeT in Sopore

The Centre’s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir today visited the families of two sisters, who were allegedly shot dead by LeT militants in Sopore, and a youth killed during an army operation in Handwara earlier this month.

Last Updated: Feb 24, 2011, 17:07 PM IST

Srinagar: The Centre’s interlocutors on Jammu and Kashmir today visited the families of two sisters, who were allegedly shot dead by Lashkar-e-Toiba militants in Sopore, and a youth killed during an army operation in Handwara earlier this month.

The team of interlocutors led by veteran journalist Dileep Padgaonkar visited the family of Arifa and Akhtar, the two teenage sisters, who were abducted and shot dead by militants in Sopore town of Baramulla district on January 31.

The team later visited the residence of Manzoor Ahmad Magray, a youth who was killed in army firing during an ambush operation on February 5 at Chogul in Handwara area of Kupwara district.
Padgaonkar told a news agency that the team had gone to offer their condolences to the bereaved families.

The interlocutors arrived here yesterday from Jammu on the second leg of their fifth visit to the state. They have met a group of local journalists and some social activists also.

The interlocutors, who are expected to submit a report within two weeks, will be addressing a press conference here on Saturday to brief about their latest visit to the valley.

PTI