11 years on: Justice continues to elude martyred Matoo’s family


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, teenager Tufail Matoo, a student of 12th class, was brutally killed by Indian troops in Srinagar on this day in 2010.

According to a report released by Kashmir Media Service, Tufail Matoo was killed 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 protesters were martyred by Indian troops and police personnel within a period of three months in 2010.

The report said martyr Tufail Matoo’s name is a synonym to the bloody summer of 2010 in IIOJK

The report deplored that that despite the passage of more than one decade, justice continues to elude the family of the martyred student, Tufail Ahmed Mattoo and his killers are still roaming free while bloodbath continues unabated in the occupied territory.

The report said, whether it’s 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.—KMS