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Farhat Dar’s family seeks justice, not blood money

Srinagar, March 16, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the family of martyred Farhat Ahmad Dar has said that mere probe will not satisfy them but the men in uniform involved in his killing should be brought to book and must be awarded exemplary punishment.

Farhat Ahmad Dar, 20, son of Ghulam Rasool Dar, was killed and eight other persons were injured when Indian police fired upon peaceful protesters in Naidkhai area of Bandipora district on Friday.

Ghulam Rasool Dar, uncle of the martyred youth, in a media interview said that human life had a value of chicken for the authorities and his family would not fall for monetary compensation. “We will not accept blood money at all but want justice,” he maintained.

According to his family, Farhat combed his hair, put on new clothes with white headgear as he left home towards Markazi Jamia Masjid, Naidkhai, to offer Friday prayers. He was given some money and was asked to buy a chicken and meat to be served to a guest who had visited his family on Friday.

His 55-year-old mother was waiting for him so that she could prepare special dish for the guest. But Farhat was not to return. The family was shocked after they came to know that Farhat fell to bullets.

According to his family, Farhat left studies last year and started to work as a labourer with a local tractor owner to help his 60-year-old father, to meet domestic expenses. Dar is a farmer and has no major source of income to sustain his family. Farhat’s only unmarried sister helps her mother in domestic chores.

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