Civilian killings must stop in Kashmir: Tarigami

Srinagar

CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday demanded an immediate end to civilian killings in the Kashmir Valley.

“The unabated civilian killings in Kashmir must be a cause of concern for every right-thinking person in the state and the country. The killing of civilians in Kashmir is highly condemnable and it should stop immediately,” said Tarigami in a statement.

Three civilians, including a 14-year-old girl, have been killed in Kashmir during the last three days.

“In Kashmir, killings of teenagers are commonplace. The reasons for these murders is often nothing more than the sadism of the one or other party involved in the conflict. It is heart-rending to learn about civilian killings, which have become the norm of the day. The situation calls for immediate de-escalation from all sides,” said Tarigami in a statement.

While expressing heartfelt condolences with the families of the victims, he demanded an immediate end to the civilian killings in the Valley.

“Killing of civilians can never be the solution to any problem. Whether a civilian is killed by the bullet from one side or the other side, it is a loss of precious human life. Whose cause’ is fulfilled by the killings of civilians? Unfortunately, it is a Kashmiri who is getting killed every day,” Tarigami in a statement said.

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