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CPI(M) condemns civilians killings in South Kashmir

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Srinagar, June 19: While strongly condemning the civilian killings in various parts of South Kashmir over the recent days, State Secretary CPI (M) and Ghulam Nabi Malik, today said that killings of civilians can never be solution to any problem and urged all the parties involved in the conflict to devise a mechanism to stop such killings.

A civilian Mohammad Iqbal Kawa was killed by suspected militants at Kelam, Kulgam on Sunday evening while another civilian Aijaz Ahmad Bhat died in army’s firing in Nowpora Akhran, Kulgam on Monday. Earlier two civilians were killed in Security Forces’ firing in Pulwama and Anantnag on June 15 and 16 respectively.

“We are now short of words and it is not enough to condemn the civilian killings. How long the civilian killings will continue in Kashmir? Unarmed civilians getting killed is an alarming situation and government must take steps to stop it immediately,” Malik said in a statement.

He expressed solidarity with the bereaved families.

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