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Hurriyat (M) condemns killing of mentally unsound person

Hurriyat (M) condemns killing of mentally unsound person
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Says forces also tortured him immensely

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday condemned what they termed as the ‘brutal custodial killing’ of a mentally unsound person Raies Ahmed Wani of Bugam, Kulgam.
The amalgam in a statement issued here said that the Raies was shot dead after “government forces at Shopian Army camp tortured him immensely.”
Hurriyat (M) while expressing solidarity and sympathy with the family members of slain Wani, termed the incident as ‘tragic and open aggression and terrorism’ by the forces in Kashmir.
“The trigger happy forces feel proud in killing even insane persons as they are enjoying ultimate impunity and unbridled powers under the draconian black laws to kill anyone at their will and wish in Kashmir,” the statement said.
It added that “Wani’s brutal killing is not the first as earlier also dozens of such incidents have taken place wherein mentally deranged persons were killed by the forces in Kashmir and time is witness that not a single forces personnel was held accountable till date.”
It strongly denounced the rampant CASOS in south and north Kashmir areas that include Bandipora, Hajin, Kupwara, Handwara and Pulwama, Shopian, Anantnag, Bijberha, Pampore stating that under the guise of search for armed youth, forces go berserk and resort to manhandling of inmates including women and vandalize household goods and other electronic gadgets which reflects frustration on part of the armed forces.

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