Wamiq's family defers agitation
TO WAIT FOR POLICE RESPONSE IN COURT
Srinagar, Feb 26: The family of teenager Wamiq Farooq, killed by a police shell, has deferred their agitation on pleas by several religious organizations in view of Eid Milad-un-Nabi (SAW). The family was to start an agitation against the government’s ‘failure to act against the police officer who killed Wamiq.’
The Rainawari family, their friends, relatives and neighbours had threatened to block the Hazratbal Road by staging protests.
“We have decided to defer our agitation by a few days. We respect the pleas of the religious organisations who urged us not to stage any demos during these days as it would put to inconvenience hundreds of devotees,” the family said.
They said that instead of registering case against the accused cop, the police have registered an FIR against Wamiq. “We will see how police responds in the court during the next hearing of the case. If they continue to level allegations and dub Wamiq as a stone-pelter we would come on streets and launch agitation,” the family said.
The family last week approached the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar pleading for registering case of murder against the accused policeman. Police later presented its statement in the court wherein it termed Wamiq as a “miscreant.”
The family demanded that the accused policemen, assistant sub-inspector Abdul Khaliq, should be presented in the court and a murder case be registered against him. After Wamiq’s death on January 31, police had suspended the ASI.
Wamiq’s father, Farooq Ahmad said, “I urge the CJM and the district magistrate to visit the spot where my son was hit by a teargas shell. There wasn’t any stone-pelting going on in the area nor was he among any protesters as is being contended by police,” he said.
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