G.A. Mir expresses grief over Kulgam killings

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Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Wednesday expressed profound grief over the unabated loss of lives due to regular incidents of encounters in south Kashmir and elsewhere in the valley, urging that the killings must end from either side in the larger interests of peace.

In a statement expressing deep sorrow over the loss of lives in Khudwani area of Kulgam today,Mir said that the bloodbath in valley has crossed all limits for which both State and Centre Government were fully responsible, as that they (Centre and State) lacks any policy, indicative of utter failure of the Govt on all counts, the situation in the valley has turned from bad to worse, he said.

“The loss of civilians and injuries to dozens, as well as that of government forces during the encounter at Kudwani Kulgam, was highly painful and I have no words to express grief,” Mir said.

Mir expressed anguish over the extremely volatile situation arising in the valley, from time to time.

“One fails to understand as to what the Centre and State is doing in this regard, despite the loss of lives, both PDP BJP have not able to restore calm, the matter of the fact was that they have lost the control over the situation, which is very unfavorable and dangerous, fraught with serious consequences,” he added.

Slamming both State and Centre government for failing to restore calm in a valley, the JKPCC President described the prevailing situation as an outcome of the wrong policies on the part of PDP BJP, who have never been on the same page with regard to Kashmir situation.

There is a need to adopt a holistic approach to reach out to people to address the problems, Mir added and urged upon the Centre to ensure a peaceful atmosphere in the valley, so that the loss of lives from either side could be avoided.

Urging upon the Forces to exercise maximum restraint while dealing with the situation, he urged that forces must ensure that civilians are not killed or injured, but at the same time, he reiterated his appeal to people especially youth to stop confronting Forces and maintain calm in the larger interests of the safety of life and property.

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