Jammu & Kashmir

Hyderpora civilian killings: HC refuses permission for exhumation of Amir Magrey’s body

Family members of Amir Magray from Ramban wailing over his killing. Amir was killed in a military operation in Hyderpora on November 16, 2021. [FPK Photo/Mukhtar Zahoor]

Srinagar: A division bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday directed the authorities to allow the family of Amir Magrey, who was killed in last year’s Hyderpora military operation, to perform Fateha Khawani of the deceased at Wadder Payeen, Handwara but declined to accept the prayer for the exhumation of his body in view of the giving up of the relief granted by a single bench by the family before the Supreme Court.

Division comprising Chief Justice and Judge Javid Iqbal Wani directed authorities to allow Lateef Magrey and his family members (maximum 10 persons) to perform Fateha Khawani (religious rituals/prayers after burial) of the deceased at Wadder Payeen Graveyard, on the date and time to be decided in consultation with authorities, subject to taking into account security measures which may be required to be put in place in as much as the COVID guidelines.

The Court also directed the appellants to pay compensation of Rs five lakh to the pay of Amir Magrey.

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