Pulwama Encounter: How long will we shoulder coffins of our youngsters, asks Mehbooba

Srinagar

Former chief minister and Peoples democratic party president Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday has appealed for efforts to stop the bloodbath in Kashmir.

“No probe enough to bring back the dead innocent civilians.South Kashmir has been reeling under fear for the last 6 http://months.Is  this what was expected from Gov rule?The admin has  failed in securing civilian lives. Deepest condolences to the bereaved,” Mehbooba wrote on Twitter.

“How long are we going to shoulder the coffins of our youngsters? So many civilians killed today post encounter  in Pulwama. No country can win a war by killing its own people. I strongly condemn these killings, and once again appeal for efforts , to stop this blood bath,” Mehbooba tweeted.

Earlier three militants were killed in an encounter and seven civilians were killed in forces action during clashes in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday. An army man was also killed in a gunfight.

The slain civilians were identified as Shahbaz Ali, a resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Murtaza of Prichoo, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder, Touseef Ahmad Mir of Chersoo Pulwama and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.

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