NC Condemns Handwara Firing Incident, Demands Inquiry

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference today condemned the unfortunate incident of security forces firing on civilians inside the mosque premises in Handwara and demanded an impartial and time bound probe into the unfortunate incident.

While expressing anguish over the incident, party MP Mohammad Akbar Lone, Senior leaders Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan, Shariefudin Shariq condemned the incident in unequivocal terms. They demanded that erring security forces are held accountable and strict punishment is meted out to those responsible.

“The incident deflates the claims of the government on zero tolerance for human rights violations. Such an incident would only decrease the prospects of lasting peace and prosperity in J&K. Such incidents would only ferment alienation rather than decrease it. As the varied versions of the incident are coming forth, it is for the government to clear the air and establish the circumstances that led to the altercation,” they said.

The leaders prayed for swift and complete recovery of two youngsters who are under treatment in a tertiary care hospital in Srinagar.

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