KL NEWS NETWORK
Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti Sunday morning visited CRPF Centre at Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, to pay homage to the slain CRPF personnel killed in a gruesome militant attack near Pampore on Saturday.
She laid ceremonial floral wreath on the mortal remains of the CRPF personnel killed in the attack, an official spokesperson said this afternoon.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Choudhary Lal Singh, Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry, Abdul Ghani Kohli, Minister of State for Tourism and Education, Ms Priya Sethi, Legislator, Choudhary Sukhnandan Kumar, Chief Secretary, B R Sharma and Director General of Police, K Rajendra Kumar also laid the wreath at the mortal remains of the slain CRPF personnel.
The Chief Minister expressed solidarity with the Special Director General CRPF who was present at the wreath-laying ceremony. She also expressed solidarity with the families of the deceased CRPF personnel and prayed for peace to the departed souls. “My heart goes out to the families of the CRPF men killed in the gruesome attack,” she said.
Recalling the sacrifices of the security forces in combating militancy in the state, Ms Mehbooba said such dastardly acts of senseless violence are against the basic tenets of humanity and they should be condemned by one and all.
“I fail to understand how somebody can indulge in such senseless acts of blood-letting in the name of Islam and that also in holy month of Ramzan, which is the month of peace and blessings for the people,” she said and added that how can somebody even think of bringing anguish to the lives of families whether of security forces personnel or civilians.
“Violence is unacceptable in any way and for any reason,” she said.
The Chief Minister said such attacks are desperate attempts by the militants to “derail the peace and reconciliation process started by the state government”. She urged people to isolate the “perpetrators of violence as they have brought immense miseries to the people”.
IG Police Kashmir, Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani, IG CRPF, DIG Police Central Kashmir Range, Ghulam Hassan Bhat, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mir Altaf Hussain, SSP Budgam Fayaz Ahmad Lone and other senior officers of the civil and police administration were present, the spokesperson added.