Authorities shielding killers, alleges victim’s father

WAMIQ FAROOQ’S 3RD DEATH ANNIVERSARY

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Jan 31: Farooq Ahmed Wani, father of Wamiq Farooq, 13 year old teenage boy, killed allegedly in police action in old city in 2010, on Thursday accused authorities of shielding policemen involved in “murder” of his son by resorting to dilly-dallying tactics.
 “I will continue to fight for the justice till my last breath. I won’t rest till the killers of my sons are put behind the bars,” said Wani while addressing a seminar here to mark the third martyrdom anniversary of his son at their Rainawari residence in old city.  
 Wani said that he would go to any extent to get killers of his son punished. “Lackadaisical approach of authorities has made me more resolute in my battle for justice.”
 “I have reached at a point where I cannot even think of backing out. Let me make it clear to everyone that I will continue the battle whether anybody supports me or not.”
 JKLF, Vice-President, Bashir Ahmed Bhat who spoke on the occasion urged people to continue their fight till the struggle reaches to its logical end. “The sacrifice of our martyrs will not go in vain. Kashmiris will fight till they achieve their goal.”
 Noted Lawyer, Mian Qayoom on the occasion highlighted the role of martyrs who have sacrificed their lives for the Kashmir cause. He also hailed the Kashmir Bar Association for the support to the movement.
 “Elections are not a solution to the Kashmir issue and we should be very careful as New Delhi projects elections as solution to Kashmir issue.”
 Despite passing of three years justice still eludes Wani family, whose teenage son Wamiq Farooq was hit allegedly by a teargas shell on January 31 fired allegedly by a police near Ghani Memorial stadium Rajouri Kadal, in old City.
 Their battle for justice had started with the filing of an application in a local court for getting a murder case registered against the accused. However the police in its report before the court had 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 had said.
 However, later the judicial enquiry conducted by a court established that Wamiq Farooq died due to teargas shell fired by a police officer. Continuing their battle for justice the family even approached President of India.
 Others who also spoke on the occasion included  Muhammad Ashraf Matto , Muslim League Chairman, Abdul Ahad Parra,  JK Salvation movement member , DeM General Secretary, Nahida Nasreen ,  Mehrajuddin Kalwal  of Tehreek-i-Hurriyat.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




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