TheIndian EXPRESS LATE CITY, 22 PAGES, MUMBAI, `5.00 ● SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2018 ● WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM ● REG.NO. MCS/067/2018 - 20 RNI REGN. NO. 1543/57 DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA JOURNALISM OF COURAGE BUKHARI LAID TO REST IN ANCESTRAL HOME IN BARAMULLA DISTRICT J&K forms SIT to probe editor’s killing, releases CCTV images of 3 suspects BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY Mohd Haneef in Salani village, Poonch. The 55-year-old’s son Aurangzeb was abducted and killed by militants. Arun Sharma 10 THE EDITORIAL PAGE A journalist in the Valley By NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN 12 WORLD PAK TALIBAN LEADER MULLA FAZLULLAH KILLED IN US AIRSTRIKE NEWRESEARCHPOINTSTO UNIVERSALDRUGFORHIV At the funeral of Shujaat Bukhari in Kreeri village, Baramulla, Friday. Express Man held for taking away pistol of dead PSO BASHAARAT MASOOD KREERI, SRINAGAR, JUNE 15 AS HUNDREDS turned out for the funeral of Rising Kashmir editor Shujaat Bukhari who was laid to rest Friday in his ancestral home Kreeri in Baramulla, J&K police formed a special investigation team to probe the killing of the journalist a day earlier in Srinagar. IG Kashmir S P Pani told reporters that Bukhari’s killing CCTV grab of suspects astride a motorcycle was a “terror attack” and the identity of three suspects astride a motorcycle, captured in surveillance cameras, was being ascertained. A fourth person, Zubair Qayoom, had been arrested and a pistol of one of the two PSOs killed with Bukhari had been recovered. The PSOs were identified as Constable Abdul Hameed and Constable Mumtaz Ahmad. Pani said a video showed Zubair removing the pistol. “The pistol has since been recovered andheisbeingquestionedabout his presence at the scene of the crime. So far, he has not been able to give any convincing answers,” he said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 TEEN KILLED IN PULWAMA FIRING PM HOLDS SECURITY MEETING PAGE 9 India’s protest: UN rights report doesn’t call LeT a terror group, PoK is Azad SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, JUNE 15 IN STRONGLY objecting to the Officeof theUnitedNationsHigh Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) report on human rights violations in J&K, India has cited departures from internationally-accepted terminology in the report. While United Nations-proscribed terrorist organisations like Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) have been described as “armed group” 38 times, Pakistan-occupiedKashmir(PoK)hasbeendescribed as “Azad Jammu and Kashmir”26timesintheOHCHR report. The report has also referredtoterroristsas“leaders”of these groups. This violation of UN terminology by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the High Commissioner for HumanRights,andtheauthorof the OHCHR report has been strongly objected to by New Delhi, in a communication sent to his office on June 12. However, the 49-page report Zeid issued Thursday did not make the corrections. Sources saidZeidhadsharedtheadvance copy with India on June 4 to point out “factual errors”. The UN has proscribed and internationally designated the LeT and JeM as terrorist outfits, as per UN Security Council resolutions 1267, and it calls them terroristentities.And,todescribe Kashmir, UN uses the internationally-accepted terminology: Pakistan-administered and Indian-administered Kashmir. “This report undermines the UN-led international consensus onzerotolerancetoterrorism,”a CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 ‘My son died, but don’t stop sending your own to Army’ Bastar opens up: 6-hour ARUN SHARMA MENDHAR (POONCH), JUNE 15 “MY SON has died but if all people stop sending their children to the Army, then who will fight for the nation?’’ Mohammad Haneef is waiting under the shadow of a tree near his single-storey home in Salani village on the MendharPoonch road for the body of his 24-year-old son Aurangzeb, a soldier posted with 44 Rashtriya Rifles, who was abducted and killed Thursday by militants. “Jebi” was on his way home forEid,andHaneef isdevastated. Andyet,the55-year-oldex-serviceman insists, he is far from broken. “Death has to come one day. I had got him recruited in the Army to serve the nation. A soldier’s job is to kill the enemy or get killed,’’ he says. Aurangzeb was the fourth among ten children, including four girls, of Haneef and Raj Begum. Haneef’s eldest son Mohammad Qasim is in the Army while two of his younger sons, Mohammad Tariq and Mohammad Shabir, are set to join the armed forces. Tariq has cleared the written and physical tests, and was in Pune for the medical test on June 22. Shabir has cleared the physical and medical tests, and is preparing for the written test on July 27. “We are a family of soldiers,” says Haneef, the father. But inside his house, Aurangzeb’s mother Raj is inconsolable. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 drive from Raipur is now a 40-minute flight DIPANKAR GHOSE JAGDALPUR (BASTAR), JUNE 15 FOR CLOSE to a decade, Ved Prakash Ram has set up his tea stall a few hundred metres away from the boundary wall of the airstrip in Jagdalpur, the headquarters of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.Forhim,anaircraft usually means the thump of a helicopter. But around 1 pm Thursday, Ved Prakash heard an enginehedidn’trecognise.Itwas the low hum of a twin-engine, At Jagdalpur airport 19-seaterBeechcraft1900D.“The new sound was unfamiliar, it sounded different,” he said. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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