Seeking Justice on Human Rights Day
Tujjer Sharief (Sopur ) Dec 9: The happiest day in the lives of this 50 year old couple of this hamlet, located on outskirts of Sopur town, turned out to be doomsday as their son on his marr...
Tujjer Sharief (Sopur ) Dec 9: The happiest day in the lives of this 50 year old couple of this hamlet, located on outskirts of Sopur town, turned out to be doomsday as their son on his marriage day was blown to pieces and they were handed over his burnt leg.
The family has been moving from pillar to post from last four years to punish the accused Army Major involved in killing of their son.
After solemnizing the marriage function of Tahir Hussain with his Cousin Afroza, according to his parents on September 11, 2003, Army cordoned off their house early morning. "We have already brought permission from the Bomai Army camp for performing marriage and provided sweets to them as it was necessary here to get it. At dawn they came and checked identification of all the guests and took my son Tahir with them," said Tahir's mother Haleema Begum and father Ghulam Hassan.
"After that I continuously visited Bomai camp for next two days and pleaded that my son is innocent. Every time they told me that we will release him, you go home," says Ghulam Hassan.
After three days on September 15, according to him Army again knocked on the door of their house and told him that, "your son has been killed in the blast when they were going to recover arms from hideout in nearby Jungle."
"It was shock for me and in mean time police brought his dead body .It was nothing else then his foot and leg. We could not bear the courage to see his dead body," they added.
"I have no regret that I have lost my son, but no other mother would have lost her son on this occasion and in such brutal way," his mother Haleema Begum told this reporter, amid tears trickling from her eyes.
After violent protests in area against killing of their son, according to parents of Tahir, top brass in the government including then Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed assured them that the guilty Major, involved in the killing would be punished.
"Till date the accused Major is roaming freely and is at present posted in Wutlab area," his parents said.
The family alleges that that from last four years the Army is constantly harassing them to struck deal with them.
"For three months my another son was tortured by Army. Every new Army officer posted in Sopur first visits our house for striking a deal with us," said Ghulam Hassan. The family says that the only aim of living now is to punish the killer Major who ruined their happiest moment of their life.
"We want only death for the Major. I will go to any court of the world for this," adds Tahir's father.