Six years on, Mattoo awaits justice
SRINAGAR—Justice continues to elude the family of the martyred student, Tufail Ahmed Mattoo, even after the passage of six years.
Tufail Mattoo, a student of 12th class, was killed after being hit by a teargas shell fired by Indian police near Ghani Memorial Stadium in Srinagar on this day in 2010 when he was returning home from tuition. His killing had triggered massive anti-India demonstrations in the territory and over 120 protesters were martyred by Indian troops and police personnel within a period of three months in 2010.
Ashraf Mattoo, father of Tufail Mattoo, in a media interview in Srinagar said that the authorities were shielding the killers of his only son.
He said, “Instead of bringing the culprits to the book, the authorities had virtually waged a war against us.”—RK