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Tension in Mumbra as Ishrat's body arrives

June 19, 2004 12:47 IST

Tension prevailed in the suburban town of Mumbra, which observed a bandh on Saturday, as the body of Ishrat Jahan Shaikh was brought to her home.

The 19-year-old student and three other men, two of them believed to be Pakistani nationals, were intercepted and killed in an encounter by the Ahmedabad police on the outskirts of city on June 15.

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The atmosphere turned tense after her body, accompanied by mother Shamima Jahan Shaikh, reached their Rashid Compound residence in the Mumbra-Kawsha locality at around 8:00am.

The body will be buried at noon, police said adding the situation was tense but under control. A large posse of policemen had been deployed to keep a strict vigil.

Mumbra town observed a bandh for the second successive day to protest the girl's killing. Shopkeepers and residents wore black badges.

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Number of User Comments: 9

Sub: Ishrat\'s Murder

Ishrat's Murder by Modi is a great tragedy. Just like demolition of Babri Masjid. An innocent teenager has been murdered in cold blood by Narendra ...

Posted by anwar

Sub: scary

this entire episode is so scary. The media and the muslims are ready to villify the Gujarat police without even giving them a chance to ...

Posted by deepak nair

Sub: Was such tension and passion made when ......

Was any such tension and passion made by media and secular people when : 1. Innocent indian tourists were killed in Kashmir 2. Innocent indians ...

Posted by perinkulam1

Sub: There is no need for sympathy

The case of Ishrat is that of an unmarried girl who chose to go out of house without informing her mother and was found wandering ...

Posted by Vijayashankar

Sub: Why so hype and sympathy

I is understandable that media is giving inportance to this issue just to add popularity and few more ads. This issue is only being hyped ...

Posted by Ganesh



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