Srinagar, July 10 (KGN): Mushtaq Ahmad of Nathpora in Khannabal area of Islamabad district was among 16 people shot dead by Indian forces during protests that erupted following the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani on Friday.
People from many parts of south Kashmir maintained that the firing was completely unprovoked.
Mushtaq was one such case. His family has told media that he was out for the Maghrib prayers when he was shot at by CRPF personnel, multiple times inflicting fatal wounds.He was killed Saturday evening, declared brought dead at Islamabad district hospital with bullet injuries in abdomen and chest.
Mushtaq worked as a salesman for years before venturing into leather bag manufacturing business in Islamabad.
“His business was just flourishing and his life was on track now,” said one of the mourning relatives.
He asked if this was what puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, meant when she said entrepreneurs will be promoted and given all government support.
“By shooting them dead,” he asked.
Mushtaq had been married some 6 months back and his wife was expecting a baby in a few months.
“He was ecstatic, joyous. He and his wife would make plans for the baby together. Alas, the cruel forces snatched him from us and his wife,” said one of the family members.
Mushtaq is survived by his old parents, wife, a brother and two sisters.
Both his sisters were getting married in a week’s time. “Marriage of sisters is a dream come true for every brother. For Mushtaq, he was so near yet so far. Their marriage will never be the same again. The family will never be the same again,” the family members said.