Indian Army's apology to Kashmiri awam

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Handwara/JK, Feb 6: Following the murder of 22-year-old Manzoor Magray, Indian army apologised to the Kashmiri awam (people) for their grave mistake.

Following Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's assurance about strict actions against the culprits, Manzoor was buried on Saturday, Feb 5.

Youth's killing sparks protest in Kashmir

While the victim's family claimed that army killed their son in cold blood, the army tried to show the killing as a "mistaken identity."

Jammu Kashmir police filed a case of "murder" against the army and a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the tragic incident.

Army spokesperson claimed, "The troops detected suspicious movement of two persons moving towards the ambush. In accordance with the standard operative procedures, the troops challenged the individuals to surrender. Both paid no heed to the challenge and attempted to run. The troops fired resulting in fatal injuries to Magray."

On the other side, Magray's family claimed that he was dragged out of their house and was shot dead near a stream.

Abdullah, after the incident, stated, "I tried to understand the circumstances in which he was killed but wasn't able to get answers to my questions. So, I travelled to Handwara (the place where the youth was killed)."

The incident raised a question once again - are the Kashmiris safe in their own houses, in their own country?

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