WAMIQ FAROOQ’ 1ST ANNIVERSARY
Will fight for justice till last breath: Family
UMER MAQBOOL DAR
Srinagar, Jan 30: It has been an unending battle for Farooq Ahmed Wani and his wife Firdousa for the past one year to get the killers of their 13-year-old beloved son, Wamiq Farooq punished.
Wamiq was killed on January 31 after he was hit allegedly by a teargas shell fired by police near Ghani Memorial stadium Rajouri Kadal, in old City.
Dreams of this couple in mid 40s were shattered, when they received Wamiq’s body. Since then, they are running from pillar to post to get the guilty personnel punished and are fighting their battle in the court. The family even moved to the President of India seeking justice.
Unmoved by ups and downs of the case, the family vows to fight for the justice till last breath.
“We won’t rest until we see the killers of our son hanged. Why did they killed our son? What was his fault? How long we have to wait for justice?” Wani asks.
Their battle for justice started with the filing of an application in a local court for getting murder case registered against the accused policemen. The police in its report before the court on February 20, described Wamiq as “miscreant.”
“On the fateful day after an unsuccessful attempt by police party to disperse the stone-pelters near Islamia High School, police fired a tear smoke shell in self defence which hit and wounded a miscreant Wamiq Farooq, who later succumbed at SKIMS,” the report filed by police said.
However, later the judicial enquiry conducted by a court established that teenager Wamiq Farooq died due to shelling by a police officer.
According to the enquiry report submitted by Sub-Judge Passenger Tax, Masrat Shaheen before the Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, the accused assistant sub-inspector, Abdul Khaliq without any provocation fired a tear smoke shell hitting Wamiq.
Shaheen in its report submitted before the CJM said that on the evening of fateful day, police personnel from a gypsy of Nowhatta police station without any provocation fired a tear smoke shell on Wamiq, who was playing carom near Gani Memorial Stadium.
Shaheen established through its enquiry report that the accused had committed offence punishable under Ranbir Penal Code.
“My sister-in-law met the president, Pratibha Devi Singh Patil to get the accused punished and showed her the trophies and rewards my son fetched in short span of life, but the guilty personnel are still roaming free,” he said.
Wamiq had shown excellence in academics and sports bagging trophies and rewards- bringing laurels to his impoverished family, hoping a better future for them.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Jan 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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