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Civilian killings does not auger well for peace to return to valley: NC

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‘Killing of unarmed civilians, mostly youngsters, has deeply shaken the whole valley’

Srinagar, 16 December 2018: Jammu and National Conference on Sunday expressed dismay over the ‘impunity and contempt’ with which the seven civilians were killed the other day in the Sirnoo hamlet of Pulwama.

In a statement issued from south zone president Dr. Bashir Ahmad Veeri castigated the security forces for unleashing bloodbath in Sirnoo village. “The violence and killing spree has engulfed the valley. Along with civilians, three militants and security personnel were also killed. What is adding salt to the wounds is the shocking cold response of incumbent BJP government towards it. The central government has shut its eyes and ears to the brazen human rights violations in valley,” he said.

Veeri said the theater of death and destruction that was orchestrated in the Sirnoo hamlet of Pulwama will go down the history but the bereaved families will have to live with the pain throughout their lives. “Killing of unarmed civilians mostly youngsters has deeply shaken the whole valley. It is horrendous and heart wrenching to ascertain the disdain with which our youth are being devoured upon,” he said.

South zone president said that the fateful incident could have been avoided had the forces adhered to proper SOP’s. “I urge the government to think of means and methods so that innocents are not caught into the frenzy of death and destruction. I urge the incumbent administration to initiate a time bond inquiry into the whole episode. A fact finding team should be immediately deputed to the Sirnoo hamlet of Pulwama,” he said.

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