Name: Tika Lal Taploo
R/o : Srinagar
Age at death: 59 yrs
Professional Details: social worker, a politician and a lawyer. He joined the Kashmir Bar in 1957, and since then had been working as an active Participant in Promotion of Justice. ardent champion of liberty and upholder of fundamental rights of the citizens. Whatever he earned as a lawyer, he spent on the needy widows helping them with their monthly rations, paying for school fees of their children, and paying for marriage of a number of Muslim girls. Most of his actions aptly reflected his pet name “Lala” (elder brother). He always rose above the base human weakness of cast, creed & religion. He protested against terrorism
Murder Details: On 14 September, 1989 Taploo was attacked at his residence, but he came out openly and challenged the militants without any fear. Taploo was felled by the assassin bullets in broad-daylight outside his home.