Jammu & Kashmir

Hyderpora civilian killings: Not satisfied with magisterial probe, want judicial inquiry, says Farooq Abdullah

Family members of Mudassir Gul and Altaf Bhat protesting in press colony, demanding the dead bodies of the slain. Mudassir and Altaf were killed in a military operation in Hyderpora. [FPK Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah on Monday said that they were satisfied with the magisterial probe ordered into the civilian killings in Hydeprora and that they want a judicial probe by a sitting judge.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a t Gurduwara in Jammu, Dr Farooq said that in the wake of the recent rollback of farmer law, he was hopeful that Prime Minister of India Narendera Modi will listen to the “heartbeats of people of JK and order for the restoration of statehood and 370.”

“I am sure if Modi really wants to remove Dil ki doori and Dili ki doori, he will restore the statehood to JK and also the whatever autonomy has been eroded by rolling back Article 370 and Article 35 A,” Dr Farooq said

Replying to a query about how he sees the Hyderpora killings, the NC chief said that he and his party were not satisfied with the magisterial probe ordered by the LG Manoj Sinah.

“A magistrate is a government man and he always comes under government influence and speaks government language. That’s why we demand judicial inquiry,” Dr Farooq said.

About terminating the employees, the NC president said that it was disgraceful and the administration should re-appoint the daily wagers it has fired recently.

On how he sees the blast outside the army camp in Pathankote, Dr Farooq said that it was nothing new and such issues can be resolved through dialogue with Pakistan. “I saw a new village coming up in Arunachal Pradesh where Chinese people are living. If the Government of India can talk to China why can’t they talk to Pakistan, which is the closest neighbor,” he said.

“When Sialkote route can be reopened for talks, why can’t there be a dialogue over the LoC. See, I repeat we can’t snatch anything neither have to we give away anything.”

To a query whether NC was ready for elections, he said: “Hold polls tomorrow, we are very much ready.” About BJP’s claims about forming the next government in JK, Dr Farooq said that “it was impossible for BJP to form the government unless they use police and forces for rigging the elections.”


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