Srinagar: Mohammad Ashraf Mattoo has hailed the statement of Doctors Association Kashmir that outgoing Chief Minister Omar Abdullah should be booked for murder of 120 youth in the unrest of 2010 in Kashmir.
Mattoo, father of Tufail who was killed in 2010 summer unrest said the National Conference was the main culprit in the killing of 120 youth in the valley.
“I endorse the statement of DAK. It is Omar Abdullah who killed my son in 2010. He should be booked under the murder charges and trailed in the court of law,” said Mattoo.
Tufail Mattoo was killed in 2010 summer unrest. Though earlier Police claimed that Tufail was killed by stone throwers but after Postmortem report and public outcry, a probe was ordered by the state.
On the directions of Chief Judicial Magistrate Srinagar, the police had constituted Special Investigation Team in January 2010 to probe Tufail’s death.
Later, the case was handed over to crime branch after court observed flaws in the police investigation.
Mattoo said killing of 2010 was the worst human tragedy in the contemporary history of Kashmir.
“Omar Abdullah wasted no time in condemning the Peshawar attack and terming it worst human tragedy but what about the innocent killings of youth in Kashmir. Where not they humans?,” questioned Mattoo.
17-year old Tufail’s killing turned out to be one of the major causes for the massive unrest in Kashmir in 2010. Tufail was returning home from tuition when a teargas shell hit him on the back of his head near Gani Memorial Stadium at Rajouri Kadal. He died on the spot.
His death promoted spontaneous protests and five-month long agitation where in more than 120 youth got killed in the action of police and forces.
Terming NC as mother of all evils, Mattoo said it was in the tenure of the party that the state witnessed all sort of wrong doings.
“The state witnessed all bad things in the NCs regime be it killings of youth in 2010, Shopian rape case, Afzal Guru’s hanging or drug scams,” Mattoo.
Terming the Omar Abdullah’s recent statement of regretting 2010 killing as a drama, Mattoo said, “CM should accept the moral responsibility of 2010 killings and surrender himself before the court for a trial.”
“After completing his term he (Omar) regrets the killings. Why didn’t he resign as a Chief Minister back then? It is all politics that has been played on the killings of our children,” said Mattoo.
Mattoo appealed civil society, intellectuals, writers and all other classes in the valley to come out and highlight the issue of human right violations in Kashmir.
“I think our society has not done much to raise the human right cases in the valley. I appeal people to come out and highlight the issue in national and international forums,” said Mattoo.