Killing of mentally ill man in Shopian, a familiar disturbing trend: Sehrai


Tehreek E Hurriyat Chairman Mohd Ashraf Sehrai on Saturday said that the way government forces not even spared mentally challenged persons reflected the mental and immoral bankruptcy of the government forces towards the Kashmiri people.

The spokesman said that forces are taking advantage of draconian laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which give unbridled powers to these forces and instigate them to target unarmed civilians.

Sehrai strongly condemned and expressed anguish over the killing of Mentally challenged person Rayees Ahmed Wani of Kulgam. “Draconian laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) allow security forces to shoot at anybody merely on the basis of a suspicion,” the spokesman said.

Meanwhile, Tehreek E Hurriyat delegation led by Distt President Budgaam Tashooq Ahmed Banday accompanied by Ab Majeed Rather and Mohd Sultan Beigh visited the house of Mukhtar Ahmed Khan who was killed in Budgaam encounter and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.


  1. Disability sector is highly worried about the deaths of persons with mental disabilities. It is not the first time that some with mental disabilitit haa been killed by armed forces at night time. Disability sector condems the killing and requests the Governor of J&K to intervene in the matter and punish the culprits who voilated the J&K persons woth Disabilities Act 1998 and State welfare Act for Autism affected cerebral palsic, multiple disable and mental disabilities ordinance pased by governor administration


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