Jammu and Kashmir: Govt aid for kin of Burhan Wani’s brother killed in firing by forces
Burhan Wani's killing by security forces in an encounter in south Kashmir�s Kokernag area on July 8 this year triggered unrest in the Valley, leading to death of 86 people.
The payments have been announced for those killed in militancy-related incidents in the Valley, while giving one week's time for filing of any objection before formal orders are issued.
It is to be noted that Burhan Wani's killing by security forces in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Kokernag area on July 8 this year triggered unrest in the Valley, leading to death of 86 people.
It has been reported that notification which was issued on Monday by deputy commisioner, Pulwama, states that ex-gratia relief under rules has been cleared by the district-level screening-cum-consultative committee (DLSCC) in favour of next of kin of those persons who died in militancy-related incidents.
Among the 17 names in the list of persons killed in militancy-related incidents is Wani’s brother, Khalid Muzaffar Wani, who died in firing by security forces in Buchoo forest area of Tral on April 13 last year.
The DLSCC meeting took place under the chairmanship of the deputy commissioner, Pulwama, Muneer-ul-Islam, on November 24. The deputy commissioner has sought objections, if any, to the notice within seven days before the formal orders are issued.
Under the rules, an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh is sanctioned in such cases.
Army had said that Khalid was an over-ground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen and was killed in an encounter. However, locals claimed that he had no links with militancy.
Khalid,25, was pursuing Masters Degree in Political Science from the Indira Gandhi National Open University.
Also on the list is Shabir Ahmad Mangoo, a contractual lecturer who died when he was allegedly beaten up by the army personnel at Khrew in Pulwama on August 17 this year. Locals had claimed that army conducted house to house searches for the youths, who were leading violent protests in the area, which was resisted by the residents of Khrew.
Army had ordered an inquiry into the incident, saying such incidents would not be tolerated. “These raids were not sanctioned in the first place. It is unjustified. Nobody can support it and it will not be tolerated,” the then Northern Army Commander Lt Gen DS Hooda had said.