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Gowhar’s killing: magisterial probe misses first deadline

Srinagar, December 10, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, as the world celebrates Human Rights Day, today, the family of 22-year-old engineering student from HMT area on Srinagar outskirts—who was killed on November 7—is dismayed as the magisterial probe into the boy’s killing has missed its first deadline. Gowhar Ahmad Dar fell to a teargas shell fired by CRPF men on November 7—the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Srinagar to address a rally. The authorities had ordered a magisterial inquiry into the killing after public outcry and the probe was supposed to be completed within month.

The family members of the martyred youth are dejected over the delay in probe. “The delay is not from our side. If intentions to book the culprits are there, then probe would have been completed within the set timeframe. If intentions are not clear, what can we do?” asked Gowhar’s father, Nazir Ahmed. Rehmatullah, the elder brother of Gowhar Ahmad Dar, said they don’t expect any justice from the authorities. “Our case is not special. It would meet the same fate as that of other probes ordered in the past. Seeking extensions in probes are just a delaying tactic, nothing else,” he added.

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