Kupwara youth picked up by Indian army still missing

Srinagar, September 23 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, a Kupwara youth who was picked up by Indian army almost a month ago and subjected to custodial disappearance, still remains missing.

Manzoor Ahmad Khan was taken into custody by Indian troops from Kakarpati village of Kupwara district on August 31. Manzoor’s relative, Nasrullah Khan, who accompanied him at the time, was severely beaten up and later admitted to the Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura, for kidney failure.

Even after assuring the family over Manzoor’s return within a few days, there is no clue about his whereabouts, Manzoor’s father, Ghulam Qadir Khan, said in an interview.

The army had called the family to the local Cherkoot camp on September 15, he said.

“A few army officers including a colonel were there. They assured us that they would themselves bring Manzoor back in two to three days, but a week has passed, nothing has happened,” Ghulam Qadir Khan said.

The army even told the family that Manzoor was alright and would be returned to the family within a few days, Manzoor’s brother, Zahid Khan, said.

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