Hyderpora civilian killings: Omar demands return of 3rd civilian’s body

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Family members of Amir Magray from Ramban wailing over his killing, demanding the dead body of the slain. Amir was killed in a military operation in Hyderpora. [FPK Photo/Mukhtar Zahoor]

Ramban: National Conference (NC) Vice President and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Saturday demanded the administration to return the body of a civilian from Ramban, who was killed in Hyderpora.

Omar visited Famrote village of Gool Block in district Ramban to condole and express sympathies with the bereaved kin of Amir Magray, who was among the three civilians killed in Hyderpora.

Demanding handing over the body of the deceased to the bereaved family, he asked the administration to expedite the inquiry into the killings.

He said that the bodies of the families of two Srinagar families have been returned, but the voices for the return of Amir’s body remained unheard.

“Since Amir’s family live in a far-off place, they are not able to visit the press enclave to press for their demands. The administration should consider their demands and the body should be returned at the earliest so that the last rites can be held as per the wishes of the family,” he added.

It was an extremely moving experience to meet Amir Magray’s family at Famrote village, Gool today, Omar said.

Amir was one of the three slain civilians killed in Hyderpora. I expressed my heartfelt condolences and once again reiterated my demand for returning his body to the family. May Allah grant them Sabr!,” Omar said.


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