‘Differently-abled’ person’s family refutes police claim

Srinagar: A day after police claimed that a ‘differently-abled person’ from Baramulla would decorate his tricycle with Pakistani flags and make announcements from Public address systems instigating people for violence, the family of Tanveer Ahmad Waar refuted the police claims, saying that their son is not even able to walk without the support of crutches.

 Muhammad Shaban, father of Tanveer, who is currently imprisoned under Public Safety Act (PSA) for his alleged involvement in ‘instigating’ youth for violence during 2016 unrest, while talking to ‘Kashmir Vision’ over phone said that Tanveer never participated in any kind of protest.

“My son is not even able to stand on his own. He is walking with the support of crutches,” he said. 

Shaban who hails from Eidgah-e-Qadeem Fakeer Wani in Baramulla district said that his son left studies during his first year of graduation.

“I since then moved from pillar to post to seek job for my disabled son but several people duped me without making their promises true,” he said, adding that Tanveer later started working at his electrical shops in the area where he would manufacture and repair transformers.

“Despite his disability, I still got my son married with a well educated girl. His wife has completed B.com,” he said, adding that his wife gave birth to two sons who died soon after the delivery.

“My son was the sole bread earner for his family but unfortunately since he is languishing in jails, we have no source of earning our livelihood,” he said, adding that they even sold Taveer’s scooter to purchase the required food stuff.

“One can understand his situation after seeing Tanveer personally. Everybody in the area knows him. He was never participating in any anti-India protest and was not instigating anyone to be the part of pro-freedom protests,” Shaban said.

Notably, Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Saturday said that execution of arbitrary laws like PSA on a differently-able person, is a glaring example of ‘mental bankruptcy’ of the rulers.

“How can a man who is not able to walk two steps on his feet be implicated in stone pelting cases and sent to jail on PSA,” Malik had said.

However, reacting to Malik’s statement, Police on Sunday claimed that Tanvir Ahmad War alias Binda War of Drangbal, Baramulla is “involved in pushing young boys on the forefront of trouble, endangering their lives”.

He was actively involved in 2016 unrest in old town Baramulla. “He spearheaded violent mob violence in Baramulla Town pushing young boys on forefront of trouble endangering their lives,” said the spokesman.

“He would decorate his tricycle with Pakistani flags and make announcements from Public Address Systems instigating people for violence.”


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