Political Parties Condemn Rajouri Militant Attack

SRINAGAR: Political parties of JK expressed outrage over the killing of five army personnel in an encounter in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Condemning the attack, former chief minister Omar Abdullah said terror is a scourge that has blighted numerous lives over the decades in J&K.

In a tweet, he wrote, “Tragic news from Rajouri where 5 army personnel have laid down their lives in the line of duty. Terror is a scourge that has blighted numerous lives over the decades in J&K & deserves unreserved condemnation. I send my sincere condolences to the families of those we lost today.”

Terming the loss of lives of soldiers as ‘terrible’, former chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti took to Twitter and said, “Terrible news coming in. My deepest condolences to the families of those who died in the line of duty.” She also expressed condolences.

Former Union Minister and veteran Congress leader Prof Saifuddin Soz in a statement said, “ Rajouri terror attack that claimed lives of five army men in the line of duty is a terrible news and I unequivocally condemn this heinous attack,” Soz said.

President of the Apni Party and senior political leader Altaf Bukhari said the sacrifice of the soldiers for the safety of the nation will never be forgotten.

Bukhari tweeted, “Deeply saddened by the tragic news from Rajouri. My thoughts are with the families of the brave soldiers who lost their lives in the ongoing encounter. Their sacrifice for the safety of our nation will never be forgotten.”

“We strongly condemn the act of terror in Rajouri. These are senseless acts of violence perpetrated by lunatics. And they will inshallah rot in hell,” the chairman of Peoples Conference Sajad Lone tweeted.


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