Narbal killing: Omar condemns, seeks answers from Mufti

KL Report

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Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah

National Conference Working President and former chief minister Omar Abdullah has strongly condemned the killing of a 15-year-old teenager Suhail Ahmed in an incident of firing on unarmed protesters by paramilitary forces in Narbal on Saturday.

Expressing profound grief and sorrow, Omar Abdullah has extended his heartfelt condolences to the family of young Suhail Ahmed for their inconsolable loss. Praying for peace to the departed soul and for patience to the family to bear this tragic loss, Omar said it was evident that there was indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force that resulted in multiple youth receiving bullet injuries and young Suhail losing his life after succumbing to his injuries.

“There can be no condemnation strong enough to condemn such a tragic incident. Responsibility should be fixed immediately and the guilty should be identified and punished. We have seen Mufti Sahab say that he would be responsible for any HR violations and that he would not permit a violation of set standard procedures for the security and paramilitary forces. Both in the case of the Tral youth’s killing and now in Narbal – Mufti Sahab’s words have proven to be hollow as the SOPs were brazenly violated while the Chief Minister continues to maintain a conspicuously apologetic stand. He should not only come forth with answers on this unfortunate tragedy in Narbal today but also about the killing of the youth in Tral”, the NC Working President said.

Expressing solidarity with the families of the injured victims, the NC Working President prayed for their speedy recovery and said their welfare and well-being was the State Government’s responsibility and that the best possible medical care should be ensured at all costs by the Government.

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