Hyderpora encounter: Not satisfied with magisterial probe; we want judicial inquiry by a sitting judge, says Dr Farooq Abdullah

Says have seen magistrate always comes under government influence, speaks official language; If PM really wants to remove Dil ki doori, Dili ki doori, he should restore 370, statehood to J&K, If GoI can talk to China, why not with Pak; BJP can never win elections unless it resorts to rigging

Abid Bashir

Jammu, Nov 22 : National Conference president Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday said that they were satisfied with the magisterial probe ordered into the Hydeprora encounter and that they want a judicial probe by a sitting judge.

Talking to reporters on the sidelines of a t Gurduwara in Jammu, Dr Farooq said that in the wake of recent roll back of farmer law, he was hopeful that Prime Minister Narendera Modi will listen to the “heart beats of people of J&K and order for the restoration of statehood and 370.”

“I am sure if PM Modi really wants to remove Dil ki doori and Dili ki doori, he will restore the statehood to J&K and also the whatever autonomy has been eroded by rolling back Article 370 and Article 35 A,” Dr Farooq said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO).

Replying to a query how he sees the Hyderpora encounter where there were allegations about civilian killings, the NC chief said that he and his party were not satisfied with the magisterial probe ordered by the LG Manoj Sinah into the Hydpeora encounter in which four persons including a building owner and a businessman were killed on last Monday.

“A magistrate is a government man and he always comes under government influence and speaks government language. That’s why we demand judicial inquiry,” Dr Farooq said.

About terminating the employees, the NC president said that it was disgraceful and the government should re-appoint the daily-wagers it has fired recently.

On how he sees the blast outside army camp in Pathankote, Dr Farooq said that it was nothing new and such issues can be resolved through dialogue with Pakistan. “I saw a new village coming up in Arunachal Pradesh where Chinese people are living. If the Government of India can talk to China why can’t they talk to Pakistan, which is the closest neighbor,” he said. “When Sialkote route can be reopened for talks, why can’t there be a dialogue over the LoC. See, I repeat we can’t snatch anything neither have to we give away anything.”

To a query whether NC was ready for elections, he said: “Hold polls tomorrow, we are very much ready.” About BJP’s claims about forming next government in J&K, Dr Farooq said that “it was impossible for BJP to form the government unless they police and forces for rigging the elections.”—(KNO)

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