PC leaders hold massive protest against Hyderpora Killings, demand return of bodies of slain civilians

Srinagar, Nov 18 (KNS): J&K Peoples Conference today held a protest demanding return of the dead bodies of civilians killed in Hyderpora encounter and initiation of a judicial probe by a serving High Court Judge into the matter. 

JKPC senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil, senior leaders Khursheed Alam, Raja Aijaz, Sulaiman Bhat, youth functionaries Mudasir Karim, Mansoor Banday, Salman Bukhari along with hundreds of workers joined the protest held in Srinagar today. 

Speaking on the occasion, party's senior vice president Abdul Gani Vakil said that the Hyderpora encounter is strife with doubts when seen with perception of neutrality and it's only after impartial or neutral probe that the recent turn of events would be justly perceivable to every citizen of this country beyond a reasonable doubt. 

He demanded return of mortal remains of Altaf Bhat and Dr. Mudassir Gul to their families as a first step in ensuring justice to the families. 

"Our President Mr. Sajad Lone has already appealed to the Prime Minister for his personal intervention in ensuring justice is delivered to the families of the victims. The LG has ordered a probe by an ADM rank officer however we demand a judicial probe by a sitting judge so that neutrality in the investigation is beyond doubt. It is imperative to not only deliver justice but also mitigate all doubts about the impartiality of the probe. We stand in solidarity with the families of Altaf Bhat and Dr. Mudassir Gul and share their pain and agony in this hour of grief. We also appeal to every media outlet and civil society of India to raise this issue with utmost urgency and sicerity", he added.

PC Senior leader Khursheed Alam said that the Honourable Prime Minister has to take responsibility of this matter and ensure that justice is delivered to the families of Altaf Bhat and Mudassir Gul.

"Prime Minister of India as a guardian should come forward and listen to the cries and woes of these families. Two daughters of this country are grieving and so is every conscience keeper of India. Their wailings and yearning for father needs your support at this critical juncture and your honourable self has to take responsibility for justice to be delivered starting with the return of the dead bodies for proper burial as per Islamic ways", he added. (KNS)

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