Strongly condemning the killing of PDP worker and a resident of Zungalpora village of Kulgam district, former finance minister Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Monday termed all such incidents as atrocious and against human values.
He said the violence in any of its forms or manifestations is reprehensible and cannot be a substitute to a peaceful resolution of issues. “Such target killings are inhuman and most unfortunate. Nothing can be achieved through such heinous acts except for inflicting irreparable loss to the families of those killed in such incidents,” Bukhari observed.
The former minister said it is unfortunate that the civilian killings at the hands of parties, involved in the conflict continues unabated in Kashmir. “This valley is losing precious lives on a day-to-day basis. It hardly matters who kills whom. But ultimately it is a human being who loses his precious life especially when it comes to the non-combatants. This madness needs to be stopped somewhere,” he appealed.
Expressing heartfelt sympathies, the former minister conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family, friends and acquaintances of the slain political worker. “Target killings in Kashmir is not new but the same puts a question mark on both sides of the conflict that for how long the civilians will continue to bleed in Kashmir?” he asked.