Expressing anguish over the killing of Mohammad Khalid Wani of Tral, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti today said it is a highly unfortunate and tragic incident which could have been and should have been avoided.
“It is very unfortunate that another innocent boy got killed leaving another family in trauma. We condemn such acts and express our heartfelt solidarity with the bereaved family,” Mehbooba said in a statement to KNS
She said the killing of innocent civilians only fuels alienation and the security forces must exercise restraint and differentiate between a militant and a commoner including the family members of the militants, while dealing with such situations.
Mehbooba said such tragic incidents not only impede the peace and reconciliation efforts, but fuel alienation and anger. “Unfortunately such incidents only add to the unending tragedies of Kashmiris and bringing miseries to the affected families,” she said and added that time has come to end this senseless blood-letting and work for the larger goal of ensuring peace and stability in the State.