‘We were not allowed to offer Fateh Khwani of our slain son’

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The family of slain Old City youth Saturday alleged that they were not allowed to offer Fateh Khwani of their son at martyrs’ graveyard by police and paramilitary troopers.

The family of  of Gratabal Nawa Kadal, who was killed in ‘security forces’ firing on Wednesday soon after the polling concluded told GNS that the police and Central Reserve Police Force came early in the morning and imposed curfew. “Initially, after seeing their mood, we couldn’t even dare to ask them to allow us for offering Bashir’s Fateh Khawani,” said Farooq Ahmad Bhat, his family member, adding when we asked they refused to allow.

Bashir was buried at ‘martyrs’ graveyard’ Eidgah, which barely one kilometer away from Nawa kadal.

He alleged that the tent which was installed by family was also removed by government forces. “They even removed the tent,” he said. Farooq said adding that then we installed tent in another locality, Arampora.

“They allowed us to install tent at Arampora only after saying us that no loudspeaker should be used by you people or any disturbance should be created,” he said.“They also thrashed two to three people.”

He said due to government restrictions we could install epitaph at the grave of Bashir.

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