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Monday, November 29, 2021

Srinagar killings: two bodies exhumed from Handwara graveyard, curbs imposed in Hyderpora

Amid massive outcry, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Thursday exhumed bodies of two civilians, who were killed in the Hyderpora in Srinagar from a graveyard in Handwara police district.

Bodies of Mohammad Altaf Bhat and Dr. Mudassir Gul were exhumed from a graveyard
at Wadder Zachaldara where they were buried along with two other persons who were killed in an armed forces’ raid in Hyderpora on Monday.

Officials said that bodies were exhumed under the supervision of Tehsildar in Handwara in presence of a team of doctors.

They said the bodies are being sent to Srinagar for handing to the families.

Officials said that families have been asked to limit the funeral to a few people only. Also, restrictions have been imposed in the area to prevent “law and order”.

The families of the two contested police claim and had been demanding their bodies for proper burial.

On Thursday morning, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha announced a magisterial inquiry into the incident and soon Altaf Bhat’s brother Abdul Majeed said the family also demands that the killers of his sibling be brought to justice.

Monday’s military operation in Hyderpora followed conflicting claims about the two deceased as their family members contested the police’s charge that they were “terror associates”.

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