Slain Barzulla youth’s body will be returned to family, Governor assures Rasheed

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Srinagar: AIP President Er. Rasheed on Wednesday lodged strong protest against the administration for not handing over body of Mudasir Ahmad Bhat, a slain youth from Barzulla to his family reportedly killed by government forces in Kupwara last month.

According to a statement Rasheed today met Governor N. N. Vohra and demanded handing over of the body to the family without further delay.

Rasheed as per the statement asked Governor that denying body to the family is shameful and interference in religious affairs and the incident has led to the mental torture of the family and the entire locality.

Rasheed said that after performing all the legal formalities including DNA testing now family is being forced to take to streets. Rasheed also raised issues of alleged grave human rights violations at the hands of government forces and told Vohra that he is duty bound to stop the men in uniform from treating themselves above law and humiliating the masses.

According to the statement Governor Vohra assured Rasheed that mortal remains of Mudasir will be returned to the family soon and  he will also seriously look into other grave issues pertaining to atrocities against civilian population.