Indian authority books father on demanding son’s corpse

Tuesday – February 9, 2021
SRINAGAR (India): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), former chief minister (CM) Mehbooba Mufti has criticised the Indian authorities for registering a first information report (FIR) against the father of a youth, martyred by the Indian troops in Lawaypora’s fake encounter on December 30, 2020, for demanding the dead body of his son for proper burial.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS) on Monday, Mushtaq Ahmad Wani, father of Athar Mushtaq Wani from Pulwama, is among 7 booked under the draconian unlawful activities (prevention) act (UAPA) by the Indian police.

A police officer confirmed to media that Wani was booked for organising a protest on Friday, wherein the demonstrators demanded the return of the body.

Former IIOJK CM Mufti in a tweet said, ”After losing his son in an alleged fake encounter, Athar Mushtaq’s father has been slapped with an FIR for demanding his dead body. His crime was to stage a peaceful protest. The inhabitants of Naya Kashmir can’t even question a callous administration and have been reduced to living corpses.”

Eyewitnesses told media that Wani had organised the special prayers at the empty grave dug by him for his son, who was buried far-off on a hillock in central IIOJK to avoid any assembly during the funeral.