Unfortunate that people have to approach courts to get bodies: Mehbooba

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Srinagar, May 28 (UNI) A day after the J&K High Court ordered exhumation of the body of one of the four persons killed in a controversial encounter in Srinagar last year, former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said it was unfortunate that people have to approach the courts to get the bodies of their children.

“What can be more regretful for a person than getting the bodies of his children back through court? However, I am happy that the court for the sake of humanity has passed the directions, and I welcome it,” Mehbooba told reporters in Pulwama, after meeting party’s youth leader Waheed Parra, who was released on bail earlier this week.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Friday ordered the exhumation of body of Amir Magray, one of the four people killed in the Hyderpora encounter in November last year, and directed to hand over the body to his family for burial.

Four people, including a suspected Pakistani, were killed in a gunfight on November 15, 2021 at Hyderpora. The families of three deceased – Altaf Bhat, Mudassir Gul and Amir Magray claimed they were civilians and alleged that they were killed in a staged encounter.
After public outcry, the Jammu and Kashmir government exhumed the bodies of two of the deceased – Altaf Bhat and Mudasir Gul, and handed them over to their family members.
Later, Magray’s family moved the High Court, seeking his body for burial.

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