Youth hurt during Amarnath land agitation dies
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Mar 22: A youth who had got critically injured during the Amarnath land agitation in 2008 after paramilitary CRPF men hit him died on Monday after protracted illness.
Tanveer Ahmad (19) of Rainawari, according to his family and locals, was thrashed by CRPF troopers during the widespread protests that erupted across Valley in the wake of transfer of land at Amarnath in 2008.
Tanveer worked as a shop salesman at Nowhatta.
His family said Tanveer was picked up by police in 2008.
“He was detained and interrogated for 25 days at Nowhatta police station,” they said, adding that after his release he was again arrested from Gojwara locality.
The family said during his detention he had fallen sick and after his release he suffered ailments as he received multiple internal injuries.
“He was admitted at a hospital where doctors operated upon on him and removed his damaged pancreas,” the family said.
However, he again fell ill and doctors informed them that he was suffering from blood cancer. He remained bed-ridden for around two years.
His death triggered protests in the area on Monday.
Hundreds of people participated in his funeral prayers. The body was taken in a procession to Jamia Masjid where Hurriyat Conference (G) member Pir Saifullah led the funeral prayers.
Tanveer’s father, Meraj-ud-din Mir said after Syed Ali Shah Geelani visited him in the hospital, his son had wished that pro-freedom leader should lead his funeral prayers.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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