Six years on, Mat­too awaits jus­tice

Pakistan Observer - - KASHIMIR -

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

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