Mehbooba condemns civilian killings


Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the killing of three civilians during the past 24 hours in various parts of the Kashmir Valley.

In a statement, the Chief Minister said she has often said that with the killing of civilians nobody’s interests are served but we are plunging the State into uncertainty and chaos. “Whose interests are we serving by killing these civilians but plunging our society into chaos and uncertainty”, she said in her statement.

The need of the hour, the Chief Minister reiterated, is to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the vortex of violence for which she asked all shades of opinion to rise to the occasion.

It may be mentioned here that two civilians at Hajin and one at Sopore were killed by unknown gunmen during the past 24 hours.

The Chief Minister has conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister taking strong note of the death of a youth at Noorbagh, Srinagar by a Police vehicle today has directed the Police to take legal cognizance of the incident and punish the guilty found involved in the incident.

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