BIJBEHARA: A postgraduate student of Commerce at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Amir Nazir Lattoo, had come home to celebrate Eid with his family in July last year, days before Kashmir erupted over the killing of Hizb commander Burhan Wani.
He could not make it back to his university afterwards, however, for that Eid turned out to be his last.
The 23-year-old was killed, allegedly by the police, on July 12 2016, right outside his home on the banks of the river Jhelum that flows through Bijbehara town of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
A year after Amir was killed, his father, Nazir Ahmad Lattoo, an embroiderer by profession, is not sure whether an FIR in his son’s killing has been registered or not.
The family believes that the Station House Officer (SHO) Bijbehara, Arshad Khan, killed their son in cold blood, “Khan is still the SHO here in Bijbehara. Am I supposed to go begging for an FIR to the man who killed my son in absolute cold blood?” Lattoo told Kashmir Reader, speaking at his residence near the Bijbehara Jama Masjid.
Besides, Lattoo believes, justice cannot be and will not be delivered in any case.
“Hundreds of FIRs have been registered over the years in Kashmir against the killing of innocents. Show me one that has got justice. It’s futile,” Lattoo believes.
Lattoo’s house is located less than a hundred metres from Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s ancestral house in the town’s Baba Mohalla locality.