NC demands probe into civilian killings

Excelsior Correspondent
Srinagar, Apr 17: National Conference today expressed grief over the recent spate of civilian killings and the use of brute force in valley.
In a statement issued from party headquarters NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani said, “the unfortunate civilian killings over the past two days points towards the fact that State is slipping fast into anarchy and those who were supposed to be the guardians of people have decided to maintain an eerie silence.”
While condemning the killing of a young promising lawyer from Shopian Imtiyaz Ahmad, Nasir said, “we share the grief with his family and pray that the departed rests in eternal peace.”
He also expressed sorrow at the killing of the 20 yr old Sajjad Ahmad Sheikh at Batmalloo by security forces and said that the “cold blooded murder” was another grim reminder that the situation in Kashmir is out of hands and youth are taking the brunt.
Calling the present times precarious and volatile, Nasir said, “hardly a day has passed in the past one year when civilians have not been targeted. It’s quite concerning that the term ‘unknown gunmen’ is back into vogue and the whole blame goes to the ruling party for creating an atmosphere of fear and subjugation. The attack on political workers where one person lost his life in Pulwama is reprehensible.”
He demanded that the circumstances that led to these killings be probed and truth be brought to public.


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