Kashmiri Youth Sentenced to Death by Kolkata Court: Family Demand Justice

Video by: Sajad Shah | Article by: Nusrat Ali

Muzaffar Ahmed Rather of Khee-Jogipora village of Kulgam district was sentenced to death by Bongaon, Kolkata fast track court-1 alongwith two Pakistani nationals arrested by BSF in 2007 from the Indo-Bangladesh border at Petrapole. According to officials, the Pakistani men- Mohammed Younus and Abdullah- are residents of Pakistan’s Karachi and Haripur respectively. The three accused, according to police, were Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives trained in Pakistan and were arrested  while trying to sneak into India. The three have been booked under IPC Sections 120B (punishment of criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging, or attempting to wage war) and 122 (collecting arms with intention of waging war against the Government of India), CID DIG (Operations) Nishad Pervej told PTI.

Muzaffar was only a minor aged 13 and a student of 8th class when he went missing from his home in Kashmir in 2002. The family, with limited financial resources and living in a modest house, said all these years they struggled to manage travel and legal expenses to meet their son but now their son has been sentenced to death.

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