Social Media Demands Justice for Kashmiris Acquitted After 23 Yrs
Mohammad Bhatt was among five others who was acquitted after 23 years for their alleged role in a 1996 blast case.
Mohammad Bhatt was among five others who was acquitted after 23 years for their alleged role in a 1996 blast case.(Photo altered by The Quint)

Social Media Demands Justice for Kashmiris Acquitted After 23 Yrs

“I don’t feel anything special because my elders have passed away," said Ali Mohammad Bhatt, who was acquitted after 23 years for his alleged role in a 1996 blast case.

Bhatt was among four others who walked free on 22 July after the Rajasthan High Court acquitted the men in the 1996 Samleti blast case.

The high court during its hearing on 22 July said that the charges against five men were dropped as the "prosecution had failed to provide evidence of conspiracy."

With this, many on social media expressed anger and shock with Indian judicial system while others broke down after seeing Bhatt weeping near the graves of his family.

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Several users also extended support and demanded justice for Bhatt and others on The Quint’s video on these five men.

Some readers demanded that the authorities behind the case be held responsible for jailing these men for 23 years.

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