Kashmiri unionist Politicians have condemned the attack on Pakistani inmate in Jammu’s Kot Balwal jail terming it inhuman, while maintaining that media should not make overnight heroes of death people convicted for heinous crimes.
“Kot Balwal incident is unacceptable. I have no doubt in my mind that it was a reactionary measure,” former Union Minister and Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President Prof Saifuddin Soz told KNS.
“There is no scope for revenge in civilised world. India is the largest democracy in the world and such acts can’t be tolerated,” he said.
“The suspension of the Superintendent of Kot Balwal jail is not enough. He should be dismissed,” Soz added.
While condemning the attack on the Pakistani prisoner, senior National Conference leader Mustafa Kamal said that media should not make heroes out of people convicted for heinous crimes.
“Thousands of Kashmiris have died during the turmoil of the last two decades. Our media is busy highlighting the murder of a person already on death row for a heinous crime,” Kamal toldKNS.
He said that the undue coverage to these incidents would boost the radical elements on both sides of the border.
“The biased attitude of media would have a telling effect on the Indo-Pak relations. At a time when India and Pakistan are coming close to each other this incident is a bad omen,” he added.