Indian Security Agencies ‘forcing’ slain youth’s father to accept exgratia, govt job

Shopian, Kashmir: A family from South Kashmir’s Shopian district Friday accused Indian security agencies of using force to accept them exgratia and government job as compensation for one of their family members who according to them died in CRPF firing on 10 July last year at Hall area of Pulwama district.

“I neither want any money nor government job. I want Security Agencies to stop harassing me and stop visiting our house. Despite my refusal, they (Security men) have been pressurizing me to accept government compensation and job for my son. How can I take it as I have lost my young son and I can’t compromise with his blood,” Muhamamd Ahsan Bhat, a resident of Keigam Shopian told news agency CNS.

He said that his 24 years old son Muzaffar Ahmed Bhat lost his life on 10 July, 2016 after CRPF pumped bullets into his body. “My slain son was an Auto Driver by profession and was not part of any procession when he was shot dead at Hall village of Pulwama. “I wanted a fair probe into the killing but instead of probe, government wanted to shut my mouth offering currency notes and government job. Security agencies have been harassing me and my family members and asking us to accept government offer, but as a father, my conscience is not permitting me to do so. I appeal State Human Rights Commission to look into the matter and ask Security Agencies to stop forcing me to accept the exgratia and government job,” Bhat said.

His son Feroz Ahmed also said that he can’t accept government job as this according to him will hurt him forever. “If i accept the offer, it will always remind me about my dead brother,” he said. (CNS)

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