SRINAGAR: Kashmir political class on Sunday condemned the killing of the former police officer in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district and expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.

Taking to micro-blogging site X, JKNC said that violence in any form should not be condoned. “JKNC President Dr Farooq Abdullah and VP @OmarAbdullah express profound sadness over the tragic Baramulla incident, where retired SP Mohammad Shafi was senselessly shot dead. They extend their deepest condolences to the grieving family and friends. Condemning such heinous acts unequivocally, they affirm that violence can never be tolerated in any form”.

In a post on X, PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti while denouncing the killing said, “Five jawans martyred in a militant ambush, three innocent civilians tortured to death in custody by army, many still battling for their lives in hospitals & now a retired SP killed. Innocent people have become collateral damage to maintain the facade of normalcy touted by GOI. One doesn’t know what to condemn more. Killing of five army jawans who laid their lives in the line of their duty or civilians tortured to death in the most barbaric way by those supposed to protect us from the enemy? Every life in J&K is in peril & GOI wants to brush everything under the carpet only because the ground reality will puncture their fake narrative. How long will this go on before the country wakes up?”.

Democratic Progressive Azad Party ( DPAP) Chairman Ghulam Nabi Azad also condemned the killing of the former police officer and said, “Alarmed by the rising terrorist attacks in J&K. The killing of the ex-SSP Mohd Shafi Mir in Baramulla is condemnable. Urgent action is needed. The government must take decisive measures to crack down on terrorism and ensure the safety of all citizens!,” Azad posted on X.

In a post on X, Altaf Bukhari said that society, regardless of religion, must stand out in protest against such killings. “My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of the former police officer in this hour of utter grief and demise. May the departed soul of Mr. Mohammad Shafi Mir rest in peace and solace in the world hereafter. The cowardly act goes on to show the true colours of killers as the slain was shot while giving a call for prayer. Shame on those people who still feel the killers are carrying out Jihad.”


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