Altaf Shah

“We have received absolutely no justice. What justice are you talking about? After many years, a lot of effort and a lot of time, and money, we finally got compensation.”

– Ali Mohd. Shah (Father of Altaf Ahmad Shah)

“We have received absolutely no justice. What justice are you talking about? After many years, a lot of effort and a lot of time, and money, we finally got compensation.” – Ali Mohd. Shah (Father of Altaf Ahmad Shah)

Ali Mohd. Shah’s 21-year-old son used to work as a painter and study at the same time. The date of the incident was June 20, 2002. He was doing his work in the locality and was picked up at his place of residence by 19 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) at 10 pm. They transferred him to the 34 RR after he was tortured. The 34 RR transferred him to Beerwah P/S.

His kidneys were damaged. The 34 RR also tortured him, the police said. The police and family took him to Soura Medical Hospital (SKIMS). He was admitted for three days and on the third day he died.

The police and military say that he was killed on suspicion. We don’t know anything about the army’s version of events. There has never been any case from the army filed with the police that we know of, Altaf’s family said.

THE PETITION

Fifteen Kashmiri families who lost their loved ones in cases of human rights violations by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir are urging the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Defense to ensure the right to truth for victims, their families and affected communities and ensure that they have access to full disclosure about human rights violations. The families want both the ministries to:

1. Make informartion available related to all 15 cases highlighted by Amnesty International India on this digital platform.

2. Make information pertaining to the proceedings, verdicts and sentences of courts-martial and security force courts publicly accessible including through the Right to Information Act, 2005 and by other means including an online database

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