A Kashmiri Widow’s 20-year long wait for Justice

Munawara’s husband was picked up by the BSF along with few other youths after a crackdown in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on On 7 April 1993. He was shot to death, at point blank range inside a cow shed, along with another youth. His crime? The BSF claimed that the youth died in a brief gunfight. However, his widow Munawara says “His only ‘fault’ was the he served water and offered biscuits during crackdown”. Before the family could file an FIR into the whole incident, the BSF had already filed one and claimed to have recovered the arms and ammunition from the deceased but till date the BSF hasn’t been able to produce the same in the court.

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