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NC expresses outrage over civilian injuries at Sirhama

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Says government has failed to protect civilian lives and property

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Saturday expressed outrage over the injuries four civilians suffered near a gun battle site in Sirhama Bijbehara, saying the government has failed to secure the lives of people.

Expressing anguish over the injuries suffered by four civilians, party’s south Zone President Dr. Bashir Veeri said the unfortunate incident cannot be justified at the preface of collateral damage.  He said that proper adherence to required SOPs and other sanitization measures are not being ensured near gunfights resulting in unfortunate loss of lives and fatal injuries to scores of civilians besides damaging the civilian properties. Such incidents, he said does not augur well for the furtherance of peace in the strife torn valley.

He also rued the failure of the government to ensure rehabilitation of families who bear the brunt of such encounters.



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