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Martyred Mattoo’s family awaits justice for last 12 years

SRINAGAR: In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, justice continues to elude the family of a 12th class student, Tufail Mattoo, for the last twelve years.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Tufail Mattoo was martyred on this day
in 2010 after being hit by a teargas shell fired from very close range by
Indian police near Ghani Memorial Stadium in Srinagar when he was returning
home from tuition. His killing had triggered massive anti-India
demonstrations in the territory and over 125 peaceful protesters were
martyred by Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel in just few
months in 2010. Tufail Mattoo’s name is a synonym to the bloody summer of
2010 in IIOJK.

Despite the passage of more than a decade, the family of the martyred
student continues to await justice and his killers are still roaming
scot-free while bloodbath is going on unabated in the occupied territory.

Political experts and analysts based in Srinagar say that whether it is the
killing of Tufail Mattoo or other human rights violations by the
occupational troops, India has never been serious to probe any crime in
IIOJK and instead of punishing its troops, New Delhi is rewarding them for
killing innocent people in the occupied territory.

They say that the killer Indian troops are enjoying impunity under the
draconian laws in IIOJK but the Kashmiris will never forget the hot blood of
their young martyrs and will continue their just struggle for securing their
inalienable right to self-determination till complete success.

Meanwhile, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders have paid rich
tributes to Tufail Mattoo on his 12th martyrdom anniversary and all the
martyrs of 2010 mass uprising.

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