Srinagar: The Awami Ittehad Party chief Rasheed called on Governor S. P. Malik at Raj Bhawan here on Thursday and asked that the targeting families of the militants should stop and government must respect the law of the land and uphold the right of every citizen.
According to the statement, Rasheed expressed deep concern and anguish over calling the local slain militants foreigners. “In all the cases where locals claimed the dead bodies to be their family members, after performing the DNA sampling, their claims were found true and it is imperative on the security agencies not to bury the dead bodies in haste without ascertaining their original identity,” he said.
Rasheed appealed Governor to intervene and direct the security agencies to handover the bodies of local militants to their families, who were killed in Bandipora area and later buried as foreign militants few days.
Governor Malik, according to the statement, assured Rasheed that the necessary directions will be conveyed to the security agencies about ensuring that the families of the militants should not be made to pass through the trauma after encounters.
Rasheed also urged Governor to ensure that the police, army and other security agencies should be held accountable to uphold the human rights