Year on, Gowhar Nazir's family awaits justice

Year on, Gowhar Nazir's family awaits justice

‘His killers must be punished’

On the first death anniversary of a youth Gowhar Nazir of Zainakote HMT here, who was killed by paramilitary Centre Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers, justice continues to elude his family. 

“It is ironical that the magisterial probe ordered by the government into the killing of my son has not yielded any result. Justice has not been delayed but denied to us. Despite passing of one year, the government has failed to punish the accused troopers” said Gowhar’s father Nazir Ahmad Dar.  

Pertinently, 21-year-old engineering student, Gowhar was killed on November 7 last year at Zainakote hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed a rally at Sher-i-Kashmir Stadium here. 

The Government had ordered a magisterial inquiry probe into the killing (KNS)