Protesters seek whereabouts of five missing youth
Rafiabad Boys Untraced Since Oct 2005
UMER MAQBOOL DAR/GHULAM MUHAMMAD
Srinagar, June 2: Residents of Chatloora Rafiabad in north Kashmir’s Varmul district on Wednesday staged massive protests on Varmul-Handwara highway; seeking whereabouts of the five youth who went missing five years back .They also accused Kalaroos police of not allowing them to see photographs of dead militants in police station.
The five youth namely Zaffar Ahmed Ganaie, Nasir Ahmed Ganaie, Ejaz Ahmed Ganaie, Abdul Majid Malik and Farhad Ahmed Dar of the area went missing on October 9, 2005 and their whereabouts are still not known.
This morning, hundreds of people including families of four youth took to the streets raising pro-freedom slogans and blocked Varmul-Handwara highway at Chatloora, demanding whereabouts of the missing youth.
The families told Greater Kashmir that the police did not allow them to see the photographs of the slain militants in Kalaroos police station on May 30.
“After the bodies of Nadihal youth were exhumed, we also went to the Kalaroos police station and pleaded with the cops to show the photographs of dead militants buried there, but they did not show us the photos,” said Bashir Ahmed, uncle of Zaffar Ahmed Ganaie, one of the missing youth.
“We went to all the police stations and Army camps of the valley to trace him, but we failed to locate him .He is my only son .Who would shoulder my coffin,” said, Zaffar’s father Ghulam Nabi Ganaie.
The families of the missing youth told Greater Kashmir that after failing to trace their wards; they lodged a missing report in Dangiwacha police station on October 20, 2005.
After the protesters blocked the highway today, police and civil authorities went to the spot and assured them of help in seeing the photographs at police station Kalaroos. The protesters later dispersed peacefully.
Meanwhile, Sopur police on Wednesday claimed to have traced three youth of Adipora who went missing on May 24.
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