Srinagar: On Monday, in Jammu and Kashmir, a video went viral on social media, in which a young Kashmiri girl was weeping over her father’s killing.
A businessman named Mohammad Altaf Bhat was among the four dead in an anti-terror operation at a commercial complex in Srinagar. A Pakistani and his associates were killed by the forces.
The police first claimed that Altaf Bhat and other businessmen were killed by terrorists and then said, they may have been killed in the crossfire.
Altaf Bhat, who was the owner of the complex would be counted as a “harbourer of terrorists” as he did not tell the police about his tenants because one of the tenants was a terrorist.
In the video, Bhat’s daughter describes her reaction to her father’s death, painfully.
“My chachu (uncle) got a call around 10 am and he started crying…I was at home…and I heard sounds of shouting and screaming…I ran away. I was praying to Allah,” she says while crying.
She grows more and more heartbroken as she shares: “I tell them – uncle, how can you think my father is this…They laugh at me – what response can I give them? They were laughing…They were shamelessly laughing at me. What could I say to them?”
An anti-terrorism fighter says his son was among those killed, and that he was called a terrorist.
Abdul Latief Magray killed a terrorist with a stone in Ramban in 2005. He says his son Amir was innocent and was a laborer. The police, however, said that Amir Magray was a “hybrid” terrorist