Families of militants killed in Bandipora demand bodies of slain

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Srinagar: Three south Kashmir families on Wednesday held a protest demonstration in Srinagar demanding the bodies of the five slain militants killed in Bandipora last month.

They claim that the slain are their kin.

Scores of family members and relatives from three districts of south Kashmir including Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama assembled here in press enclave and demanded the dead bodies of their kin.


Abdul Ahmad Dar, one of family members from Kangan in Pulwama told the Kashmir Reader that Abdul Rashid Lone son of Late Abdul Khaliq Lone, who was killed in an encounter on 22th September is his cousin.

“On September 25, we came to know that he has also been killed in encounter. After that we approached the DC Pulwama and DC Bandipora pleading them to return dead body of the slain.”

Mir Hussain Bajran, claiming to be the father of slain  Farooq Ahmad Bajran of Keller in Shopian said that his son was also one of the slain among five militants.

The family members said that after they approached the DC Bandipora, he took their DNA Samples. “15 Days has passed and there is no DNA report. We demand the dead bodies of our kin.”