BODY OF PARVEZ BROUGHT TO SRINAGAR FROM MUMBAI PROTESTS IN NAWAB BAZAR AGAINST THE DEATH, SEPARATISTS DEMAND FAIR PROBE

BODY OF PARVEZ BROUGHT TO SRINAGAR FROM MUMBAI PROTESTS IN NAWAB BAZAR AGAINST THE DEATH, SEPARATISTS DEMAND FAIR PROBE

SRINAGAR: The body of Parvez Ahmad Teli of Nawab Bazar who died mysteriously in Mumbai was brought back to Srinagar by his relatives on Sunday. Parvez, according to family sources, had gone to Mumbai on July 2 and since July 6 they had no contact with him. “His brother went to Mumbai on July 8 in search of Parvez and had reported the matter of his disappearance to Mumbai police,” a family member of Parvez told KNS. “When he showed the picture of Parvez to Mumbai police they took him to a hospital where he identified the body of his brother,” he added. The family members alleged that there were torture marks on the body of Parvez. He was doing business in Mumbai for the last 10 years, they said. Deputy Inspector General Police central Kashmir Afhad-ul-Mujtaba told KNS that they were in close touch with Mumbai police so that the cause of his death is ascertained. “Parvez had gone missing after he left his cousin to get some cigarettes but did not return. He disappeared somewhere near Church Gate in Mumbai on July 7,” he said. The DIG added that his body was recovered on July 9 by Mumbai police.Meanwhile, as the news about the mysterious death of Parvez reached Kalamdan Pora the whole area observed shutdown to protest against what they call a “murder”. Hundreds of people came on roads in the Nawab Bazar area to protest against the “killing” of Parvez. “Parvez has been murdered only because he was a Kashmiri Muslim,” said a protester standing near a burning tyre on the main Chowk of Nawab Bazar.Meanwhile, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq termed the death of Parvez as unfortunate and alleged that Kashmiri youth are being subjected to worst kind of torture. Demanding a fair probe in the death of Parvez he said, “J&K Government has failed on all fronts to safeguard Kashmiris. Our youth in outside states are unsafe,” he told KNS.He expressed sympathies with the bereaved family.Meanwhile, on the instructions of JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik a delegation of Front led by Noor Mohammad Kalwal, Bashir Kashmiri and Mushtaq Ajmal participated in the nimaz-e-jinazah of Parvez. The delegation expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. Hurriyat (M) leader Zaffar Akbar Bhat also visited the residence of the deceased and participated in his nimaz-e-jinazah. He demanded a probe into the death.

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