All India Majlis-e-Mushawarat condemns Pulwama killings


All India Majlis e Mushawarat, the confederation of 18 Muslim organisations and apex body of Indian Muslims, strongly condemns the brutal killings of innocent civilians by the security forces in Pulwama District of Kashmir valley.

Mourners offer joint funeral prayers for a civilian Abid Lone, and local militant Adnan Ahmed in Pulwama on December 15, KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The spokesman in a statement said that unfortunate tragedy of Pulwama in which dozens are injured and around ten innocents have lost lives according to reports. It is perhaps the first incident in which a large number of innocent civilians were mercilessly killed or injured by the security forces since 1990. Earlier such incident had taken place when police had fired at the funeral procession of Maulvi Mohammad Farooq in which dozens were killed but the then government was at least prompt to respond and remove Jagmohan as governor of the state.

It is utterly shameful that the union government has remained completely silent on this unfortunate incident and killings. It’s appalling that the government is adopting double standards while dealing with protestors.

We all have seen that how violent protestors had attacked police and other security personnel in Haryana agitation and at other places in past and more recently at Bulandshahar in U.P. It is our firm view that security forces should have exercised restraint while dealing with public anger in Pulwama, which is an integral part of India too. Had such incidents had taken place in any other part of the country, the state government had collapsed but nobody is there to shed tears for the innocents of the Kashmir who unfortunately are victims of both – the militants and the security forces, the statement said.

Since the appointment of Satyapal Malik as governor of J&K, things had deteriorated and citizens are becoming restless because of vacuum in political space beside other genuine reasons. As a former politician, Governor Satyapal Malik has no right to continue in Raj Bhawan of troubled sensitive state and need to resign immediately.

The spokesman added that Union Government should immediately appoint Judicial Commission under serving High Court Judge to probe the tragic happenings in Pulwama. We also demand that government should be sensitive and need not waste time in announcing adequate compensations of Rs. 5 lacs to the severely injured with the complete medical facility and giving Rs 15 lacs to the families of the innocent civilians killed in the tragedy.


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