Srinagar: PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti while reacting over the custodial death of the Awantipora youth said that GoI’s repressive approach has left young educated men vulnerable who are forced to take up arms.
In a tweet, Mehbooba said:
Innocent men hauled up from their homes for interrogation return home only in coffins now. GoI’s repressive approach leaves young educated men vulnerable who are forced to take up arms. Stop using Kashmir to exhibit your sick chauvinistic nationalism. We have suffered enough. https://t.co/YF4RhVb1QQ
— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 19, 2019
Earlier Omar Abdullah, in a tweet demanded exemplary punishment for the killers of the youth who has been identified as Rizwan Asad.
I had hoped custodial deaths were a thing of our dark past. This is an unacceptable development & must be investigated in a transparent, time bound manner. Exemplary punishment must be handed out to the killers of this young man. https://t.co/Jj9RzsFu7r
— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) March 19, 2019
Police in their version have said that in pursuance of a ‘terror’ case investigation, one suspect Rizwan Pandit r/o Awantipore has died in police custody.