Situation in Kashmir bad: Farooq

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Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR, May 16: National Conference president and former Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah today described the situation in Kashmir as grim.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a condolence meeting in Anantnag, Dr Abdullah said that the situation is bad in Kashmir as everyday people are being killed.

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“Our aim behind meeting LG was that the situation is bad here and everyday people are being killed, like a constable, youth in Shopian and Kashmiri Pandits are protesting peacefully and aren’t restoring to stone pelting and there wasn’t any need of tear gas shelling and lathicharge,” he said.
The NC president said that the Government’s claim that there is a good influx of tourism does not reflect normalcy in J & K, rather, the situation is bad here.
“I have never witnessed Kashmiri Pandits pelting stones anywhere and there is no need to use force on them. We have raised the issue of law and order problem in J&K with LG and told him that we are with you in every step which is going to bring peace here,” he said.
He said Kashmiri Pandits demanded security and posting at safer places and safe accommodation. “We have kept all these things in the LG and told him that there is a need to change this situation. There is a need for unity among all people of J&K at this stage,” he said.
Dr Abdullah said that baseless movies like ‘The Kashmir Files’ created an environment of hatred in J&K and such things must be banned.