Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Monday, called for a probe into killings of seven civilians in Pulwama district of south Kashmir and asked the government forces to avoid firing on civilians, IANS reported.
“It’s always praiseworthy when our armed forces eliminate militants but it pains when innocent civilians are killed. The killing of more than seven civilians in Pulwama is unacceptable,” IANS quoted Azad as having said.
“The matter should be probed and forces should be asked to avoid firing on civilians so that Pulwama like situation does not arise in future,” according to IANS report said Azad in a statement expressing his grief over the civilian killings.
Pertinently, seven civilians were killed after the forces fired at the protesters in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.