15 years on, families of killed men yet to get relief

Greater Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 13: Despite passing of 15 years, the family members of the civilians who were killed in “cross-firing” in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district are yet to get jobs under SRO-43.
Local news agency CNS said government after investigation had promised to provide jobs to the next of kin of the civilians who were killed in “cross-firing” and by gunmen in last 15 years.
The heart-broken families of the dead alleged that officials in Deputy Commissioner Kupwara’s office provided jobs to their relatives and activists of political parties.
They also alleged that the officials framed the SRO-43 list after their palms were greased, and deliberately delayed the SRO-43 cases of 1990.
Saifullah Khan son of Moulvi Habibullah Khan of Lone Hari, Saja Begum wife of Muhammad Subhan Lone, Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Bhat son of Ghulam Muhammad Bhat of Thandipora and Abdur Rashid Mir of Malal Kupwara were killed in “cross-firing” in 1990. However, the files of their relatives have been kept in abeyance, the CNS added.