July 24

“I think i have been hit with a bullet, i am in deep pain, i have a wife and children waiting at home” he said before closing his eye forever on 05 July 1991.

Advocate Sheikh Altaf Hussain of Nai Basti told his clients to wait at the court and he will attend them after offering Friday prayers.

He left the court and at a distance of not more than 200 Metres, A Border Security Force personnel opened fire upon him without any provocation.

The promising advocate had gained a lot of prominence in the very less duration of his practise at the Islamabad (Anantnag) District court.

He had pursued graduation from Boys Degree College in Islamabad (Anantnag) and complete his law from Kashmir University.

Following his merciless killing at the hands of Indian Army, the courts in Kashmir called for a strike on the following day.

25 Year old Altaf’s elder daughter was 2 years old and the son was born 6 months post his assassination.

The Jammu Kashmir Police also registered an FIR against the accused BSF men, however no action was taken against the involved personnel.

Kashmir region has witnessed a surge in killing since an armed rebellion challenging the Indian rule began in 1988.

The Himalayan region is claimed by both India and Pakistan in its entirety and have fought three wars over it.

Author: News Desk

News Reporter