PDP Urges Centre To Shift Camp, Lodge FIR

PDP Urges Centre To Shift Camp, Lodge FIR

11 September 2013
Kashmir Observer


Srinagar: Condemning the latest killing of a youth in Shopian, Peoples Democratic Party president, Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday demanded an FIR should be lodged into the killing of four youth in Shopian. She also demanded the immediate removal of the CRPF camp located at Gagrin. Mehbooba asked the central government to shift the CRPF camp where from the CRPF personnel shot dead the four civilians on Saturday. “Police has lodged an FIR on the CRPF side, but they are yet to do so from the family of three slain youths,” PDP President, Mehbooba Mufti told reporters here. “On behalf of the family we demand that an FIR should be lodged into the killings. Even the police have acknowledged that three out of the four civilians were innocent,” Mehbooba added while saying that there are conflicting reports about the fourth slain person. Mehbooba said that “there are reports that CRPF has shot dead another youth, Rafiq Ahmad in Shopain on Wednesday.” She, therefore, said that the CRPF camp should be relocated as its presence in the vicinity of Degree College has dangerous consequences. “I urge the Central Government to shift the camp. I will not ask the State’s Chief Minister owing to the meek nature he shows on such incidents. Taking a dig at chief Minister Mehbooba said, he often says, “Mere Haath Mein Kuch Nahin Hain (there is nothing in my hands). “NC has mastered this method. Method of killing youth and alienating them just to force the people to boycott the elections. Srinagar bears witness to it. Once the boycott is done NC goons go to the polling booths and seal the fate in party’s favour,” alleged Mehbooba. She added 99% of the persons killed are youth since the day present government took the charge of the state. Mehbooba also said that 99% of the persons booked under PSAs and against whom FIR’s were lodged are also youths. “It has sort of become a selective process. A process where NC is selectively targeting the youth and victimizing them for the party’s benefits,’ alleged Mehbooba. She said that the killings in Kashmir have lost count and the subsequent inquiries ordered have gathered dust. “Even Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, Dr Farooq Abdullah sounded against an inquiry into the Shopain killings,” Mehbooba said.