Independent legislator Engineer Rashid had on THursday staged a protest inside the Assembly over the delay in the magisterial probe of the Handwara killings, and sought an explanation from the PDP-BJP state government on why it was retracting on its promise of completing the enquiry within a month.
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Handwara witnessed massive clashes between the police and locals on April 12 after the news of a girl being molested by an army soldier spread.
Five people were killed in firing by security forces during the protests. But in a controversial video shot inside a police station, the girl had denied the molestation allegation. The girl, however, changed her statement later saying that she had been under duress.