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JKPCC shocked at spree of violence in the state

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Jammu, June  15, 2018:  JKPCC has expressed great concern over deteriorating security situation in Kashmir Valley in the wake of killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and abduction and killing of an army personal and the continued attacks during unilateral ceasefire in the holy month of Ramzan.

In a press release issued here JKPCC while expressing grave concern over the killing of a leading journalist in the heart of Srinagar City last evening and the abduction and killing of an army personal Aurangzeb, JKPCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma said that the continued attacks by militants during unilateral ceasefire in the holy month of Ramadan was an indication of very grim situation in the Kashmir Valley. He said that the death of Shujaat Bukhari was a great loss to the media fraternity and the intellectual class in the Kashmir Valley, especially those who believe in ‘debate and dialogue’ as means of resolution for all outstanding issues. “The forces of violence who are interested to perpetuate ongoing situation should be behind the assassination of Mr. Bukhari,” Sharma was quoted as saying.

Sharma expressed deep shock and grief and conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved Bukhari family  on behalf of rank and file of the party and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

He also expressed grief and sorrow over the abduction and killing of Army personal who was proceeding on leave to celebrate Eid with family. Sharma said that this shows that those behind these killings and violence have no faith in any religion and should be dealt with sternly and eliminated to ensure the safety and security of people.

Further in the press release, JKPCC has accused Central Govt. of mishandling the Kashmir situation and its failure to contain and eliminate terrorism and to restore peace. Coming down heavily on State Govt. JKPCC has said that it has failed in  its primary duties to maintain  law and order and to ensure the  safety and security of common people and  thus has lost moral right to continue in office in the wake of rising militancy and continued killings of common citizen and large number of security personnel.

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