Was not allowed to take father’s body to Kashmir due to movement of yatris: JK govt official

"All civil rights are subordinate to Amarnath Yatra while moving from Jammu to Kashmir. I am not being allowed to carry forward my father's dead body. What hell the life of a common Kashmiri is."
Was not allowed to take father’s body to Kashmir due to movement of yatris: JK govt official

A state government official Thursday alleged that police didnot allow him to carry his father's body to home in Srinagar from Jammu as aconvoy of Amarnath yatra pilgrims was moving towards the Valley.

Police, however, denied the allegations, saying it is a"misrepresentation of facts" by the official.

Imtiyaz Wani, Director of Finance, J&K, shared theordeal on his Facebook and Twitter accounts.

"All civil rights are subordinate to Amarnath Yatrawhile moving from Jammu to Kashmir. I am not being allowed to carry forward myfather's dead body. What hell the life of a common Kashmiri is. InspectorRakesh of @JmuKmrPolice on Yatra duty said the body shall not be allowed,"he wrote.

Jammu and Kashmir Director Finance sharing his ordeal on Facebook

Wani's father died in Delhi and he was taking his mortalremains to Kashmir when the ambulance was allegedly stopped by police atNagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to the movement of Amarnathpilgrims.

Police said the ambulance was stopped as it tried to jointhe convoy.

"The fact is that at Tikri at about 0557 hours Thursdayone UP number ambulance was trying to join the convoy which was not allowed bythe convoy commander.

"The person in ambulance claimed that the vehicle iscarrying dead body of his father but the officer could not verify the facts inthe moving convoy and thus the vehicle followed the convoy and was not allowedto overtake it," a police spokesman said.

He said once the convoy stopped and the officer ascertainedthe facts the ambulance was allowed to proceed ahead.

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