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AWMELA meets press over Batla reports

Azamgarh (21st March 2010): A young Muslim youth Afroz Alam Sahil, student of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, has sought Post-mortem reports of Atif, Sajid and Inspector Sharma (died as a result of Batla House fake encounter) through RTI. When his application was rejected, he appealed to CIC. Court stayed the affirmative order of CIC. It is creditable on part of Afroz that he persisted with his efforts and ultimately Post-mortem reports were released. Strangely, when Twocircles.net broke the news on its web site, the mainstream media kept an enigmatic silence for almost two days. Slowly TCN lead was followed but no one acknowledged TCN except Rashtriya Sahara (Urdu).

Dr. Javed Akhtar, President Association for Welfare, Medical, Educational and Legal Assistance (AWMELA) lead a delegation to Sanjarpur to meet the parents of martyred Atif and Sajid in the morning and later held a Press Conference at 11:15 am at the residence of a social activist Mr. Qamruzzama, Millat Nagar, Azamgarh. The following Doctors accompanied Dr. Javed Akhtar(Orthopedic Surgeon): Dr. Fakhre Alam, Dr. Amir Alam (surgeon), Dr. Mohammad Khalid, Dr. Nadim (Orthopedic surgeon), Dr. Shishir Jaiswal (Neuro Surgeon), Dr. Shahabuddin, Dr. Zorar, Dr. Kamaluddin etc.

Dr. Javed Akhtar told that the brutal torture prior to gunshots had become known to relatives and others present at the time of bath and ablution of dead bodies of Atif and Sajid. The Batla House Encounter, therefore, seemed fake but now with these post-mortem reports it is evident without an iota of doubt that the encounter was stage managed and all theories, which incidentally kept on changing, put forward by the Police is nothing but concoction. A demand of fair probe in the whole Batla House episode was raised in the Press Conference. It was also demanded that now when there was no encounter legal cases should be quickly disposed to acquit all arrested Muslim youths. (Salman Sultan)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 April 2010 on page no. 17

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