Nishat family demand justice in two decade old killing case

Srinagar, June 26, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the family members of Ali Muhammad Mir, who was tortured and killed by infamous government gunmen known as Ikhwani staged a protest demonstration on his 23rd death anniversary, today, in Press Colony in Srinagar demanding justice.

Ali Muhammad Mir, a resident of Brein Nishat in Srinagar outskirts, was tortured and killed by infamous Ikhwani Papa Kishtiwari and his associates on this day in 1996.

“We have staged this protest demonstration to remind the world of our struggle for much-awaited justice,” Ali Muhammad Mir’s son, Mir Zahoor Ahmed, told reporters.

Papa Kishtiwari, a dreaded Ikhwani, involved in a series of assassinations and public oppression, is languishing in jail for some time now. Ikhwani is a name given to a dreaded government militia that operated in occupied Kashmir in late nineties to crush the Kashmiris’ ongoing freedom movement.

Zahoor said that he had no much hopes of justice and started believing in the saying ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’.

He appealed to the international and local justice bodies to work for “DNA testing of 2,156 unmarked graves” approved by Human Rights Commission of occupied Kashmir. Coincidently June 26 is observed as ‘International Day in Support of Victims of Torture’.
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