Khanday’s Killing Evokes Critisim From Govt, Hurriyat Alike


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Killing of a 24 year old driver allegedly in stone pelting in south Kashmir has evoked sharp criticism and condemnation from both mainstream and separatist camps, calling the incident’ unfortunate’ and ‘ condemnable.’

Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has expressed concern over the incident and directed Deputy Commissioner Islamabad to rush to Mattan along with DIG South and SSP Islamabad, where the DC handed over a cheque of one lack rupees as ex-gratia relief and 50 thousand from his red cross fund to the family of the victim.

Meanwhile Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has expressed concern over the incident and said that such incidents were disturbing. “This is unfortunate and we must make sure such incidents don’t occur again”, Mirwaiz told KNS.

The criticism has come after a 24 year old driver from Mattan,  Islamabad Riyaz Ahmad Khanday s/o Nazir Ahmad Khanday succumbed to injuries last evening at SKIMS, soura. Khanday had sustained critical injuries during a protest on March 8 during a protest that later culminated into stone pelting resulting in the injuries of Nazir Ahmad. He was later shifted to SKIMS soura where he succumbed last evening.

Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner Islamabad   Farooq Ahmad Shah confirmed to KNS that the administration has offered exgratia relief to the family of the victim on the instructions of Chief Minster. He said a case under crpc 148,147,149,336,341,and 307 already stands registered in this regard. DC further told KNS that four persons have been arrested in this regard where as two more were still at large.


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