Shahid’s Fake Encounter has Exposed The Morale of Indian Security Agencies in Kashmir
The brutal Killing of Shahid Ahmad Mir in Hafruda forest of Hardwara in North Kashmir remembers all of us Machil Fake encounter. It was also carried on the same lines with same tactics and propaganda. The 23 years Shahid from Daril Tarthpora Handwara was missing from the last couple of days. The Police have brutally martyred my son and labelled him foreign Militant as claimed by the Bashir Ahmad Mir, the father of late Shahid Mir. The irony is this that DGP SP Vaid said that police have started investigating the matter. What your investigations have proved in Shopian? Have your police and other officials delivered the Justice to the victim’s families.
Fake Encounters have political motives to execute and it is not for the first time that this fake encounter happened in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of Fake encounters and abductions have been taken place in different parts of the state by the hands of men in uniform. The former S.P Ganderbal Hansraj Parihar was the mastermind in executing the film shows off fake encounters but at last what happened. The people of Kashmir have lost the faith in the system to deliver Justice. What happened to the Aasia and Nelofar of Shopian Murder case. It is unfortunate that until now nothing has happened in any case. It is a wise saying that Justice delayed is Justice denied. Kashmiris have not seen the taste of Justice till date in any cases surfaced so far like Machil tragedy, Shopian Murder, Killing of hundreds of teenagers in 2010 unrest and so on.
All these barbaric tactics are executed in Kashmir from long past to suppress the true voice of Kashmiri’s and their sentiments and genuine political demands. The suppression of truth at the barrel of seven lakh Indian Army’s gunpoint stationed in a small valley of Jammu and Kashmir, can never achieve its Hindutva objectives. The Indian leadership have started a direct war in Kashmir against the innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir. People in lakhs have ruthlessly been killed, thousands blinded with pellet guns, teachers targeted and killed, Mosques locked and Human right defenders were slapped with Public Safety Acts. This signifies that the Indian state terrorism is at its peak. Anybody dares to speak the truth or raise the voice against the Indian atrocities are labelled as Terrorist, fundamentalist, Anti-National and what not.
The PDP-BJP coalition government has completely failed in handling the situation after the killing of Hizbul Mujahiddin Commander, Burhan Muzzaffar Wani of Tral. On the other hand, the voice of Kashmiri’s right to self-determination echoed louder in UNO and other international platforms. The internationalising of Kashmir issue is the result of sacrifices rendered by the people of Jammu and Kashmir and hopefully will bring desired results in future as well. The tactics of Indian sponsored agencies in Kashmir have exposed and resulted in unification of the whole nation against any odd. Kashmiris lack trust from the investigations and hollow commitments of the system as a whole. The people of Kashmir must unite to take a stand and seek Justice for the family of Shahid Ahmad Mir.
The writer is RTI and Social activist, presently studying at Jamia Al Mustafa International University, Qom Iran. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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