Dr Farooq, Omar hits out at PDP BJP on civilian killings



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National Conference President and member parliament Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday expressed profound grief and sorrow over the civilian killings in Kulgam.

National Conference Leaders in a party meeting

Extending his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, Dr Farooq said, “It’s time for PDP-BJP government and especially the chief minister to introspect and acknowledge the damage caused by their anti-people policies and actions throughout the state.”

National Conference working president Omar Abdullah has also expressed profound grief over civilian killings and expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.

Omar said it was for the Chief Minister and her conscious to answer for her government’s continued supervision of bloodshed and oppression in Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Party General Secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar presided over a meeting of party leaders and legislators at Nawa e Subah and expressed dismay over the abject failure of the incumbent Chief Minister and head of the Unified Command in stopping the mayhem that has engulfed the whole state.

The meeting, attended by Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, North Zone President and MLA Sonawari Mohammad Akbar Lone, District President Srinagar Peer Afaq Ahmad, ex MLA Irfan Shah, Provincial Secretary Adv Showkat Mir, Provincial Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Jt Secretary Ghulam Nabi Bhat, unanimously condemned the killing of civilians in Kulgam.

While speaking on the unending spree of civilian killings in the valley, Sagar said, “It’s really unfortunate that civilians as young as 13 yr olds are dying and that there was no accountability for such killings.” He prayed to Almighty to give strength to the bereaved to bear the loss.

“Ever since PDP-BJP government assumed office, Jammu & Kashmir has suffered at every level. Whether it is Jammu, Srinagar or any other part of the state, mayhem and chaos continues to run amok. We all are witness to the deteriorating situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Deaths and maiming of the worst order have now become a routine,” he said.

Expressing sympathy with the bereaved families, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said, “PDP BJP government has lost the mandate to govern this state. The rising graph of unfortunate civilian killings happening under Mehbooba Mufti’s watch and ward should serve as a stark reminder for powers sitting in Delhi to accept their failures.”

The NC Provincial President reiterated that National Conference will continue to espouse the path of dialogue and reconciliation wherein both India and Pakistan need to sit together and try to evolve a consensus which would guarantee the rights and dignity to the people of J&K.

Meanwhile south zone president and former minister Sakina Itoo and party District president and MLA Homshalibugh Adv Ab Majeed Bhat today strongly condemned the brutality unleashed by the PDP-BJP Government on people of the Valley particularly to south Kashmir. “I express heartfelt condolences to the families of those civilians who have lost their loved ones in police firing at Khudwani,” said Larmi.

He said that it’s really unfortunate as to how security forces launched a massive crackdown following the encounter in the area. “A huge number of shops and houses has been vandalized; some of them have been burnt. This is being done to terrorize the whole population. We condemn such incidents and ask the concerned to exercise restraint,” he said.


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