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J&K: Mufti turned away from house of slain youth

Last Updated: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 20:44

Srinagar: Opposition Peoples Democratic
Party leaders, including its president Mehbooba Mufti, were
on Sunday turned away by the crowd from the residence of Ashiq
Hussain who was killed allegedly in Army firing on Friday.

Accompanied by former minister Dilawar Mir and others,
Mehbooba had gone to offer condolences to the family of the
22-year-old youth killed in Army firing, official sources

However, the local residents did not allow the
politicians to enter the house, saying they will not allow any
politics over the death, they said.

Meanwhile, PDP in a statement here said the leaders were
prevented by a group of angry young men from entering the home
even though the family pleaded not to obstruct them.

"The young men were agitating against the atrocities
committed by police last night by using teargas shells and
lathies to beat the protestors including women and children,"
the party claimed.

Mehbooba and Mir, however, had a meeting with the father
of the deceased and other family members, it said.

While Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a
magisterial probe into the killing, Army has initiated an
internal inquiry into the incident.


First Published: Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 20:44
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