Authorities want us to give up struggle for justice

Srinagar, March 05, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the family of Tahir Rasool Sofi, who was martyred by Indian troops in Baramulla on this day, last year, has said that the authorities are pressurising it to abandon the case and give up their struggle for justice.

Junaid, the brother of the martyred youth, in a media interview in Srinagar said that the police were not concluding the investigations and the Indian army was refusing to cooperate. “We may not get justice; but we’ll set an example of struggle,” he said.

Junaid said that he would knock every door to seek justice. He said if the puppet Chief Minister had been serious to deliver justice to the family, he would have ensured the timely completion of investigations.

He said that police had never taken up the case seriously. He added that the enquiry officer recorded the statements of 21 witnesses but police recorded the statements of only four witnessed. “A senior police officer even went to the extent of saying that the statement of one witness was enough. Police always avoided recording the statements of more witnesses,” he added.

Junaid said that their struggle would not bring Tahir back but would encourage the victims to fight the oppressor head on. “The authorities want us to get tired and shun the case. However, that will never happen. We’ll fight till last breath,” he vowed.

Tahir Rasool son of Ghulam Rasool Sofi, a resident of Ganai Hamam area of Baramulla, was killed when Indian troops fired upon peaceful protesters near Baramulla on March 5, last year. His killing triggered massive pro-freedom and anti-India demonstrations across the territory.

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