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PAGD, several political parties condemn killing of 3 BJP workers

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Funeral procession of one of the slain BJP worker. PHOTO/Muneeb Ul Islam

SRINAGAR: Various political parties in Kashmir have strongly condemned the killing of three BJP workers in Kulgam district, Thursday evening.

Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) ‘unequivocally and unambiguously’ condemned the killing of three workers of the BJP.

“Political differences cannot justify use of violence. Violence has always and will crowd out sanity. We will always fight aggression in all its forms irrespective of the source of aggression” PAGD spokesperson, Sajad Lone said in a statement issued here today.

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and vice President Omar Abdullah on Friday condemned the targeted killing of three BJP workers in Kulgam district.

Dr. Farooq said that such gruesome killings have no place in the civilized world. “Violence in all forms is condemnable. Our instrument should be dialogue, not violence. Sanctity of life should be respected at all levels. I express my sympathies with the bereaved families of the BJP workers, praying for strength to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.

Party Vice President, while condemning the killings said, “I unequivocally condemn the targeted killing of the 3 BJP workers in a terror attack. May Allah grant them a place in Jannat and may their families find strength during this difficult time,” he said.

While condemning the killings, CPI (M), in a statement said that violence in any form is condemnable.

The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee also condemned the killings and conveyed deepest condolences to bereaved families.

In a Statement J&K Pradesh Congress Committee described the killing of BJP workers as highly condemnable, mindless and shameful act and demanded exemplary punishment to killers.

JKPCC also expressed serious concern over the deteriorating security situation in Kashmir and emphasized the Govt to take effective measures to prevent attack on political persons and ensure their safety.

Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday condemned the killing of three BJP workers in Kulgam district.

In a statement issued here, Bukhari said such violent incidents add to the miseries and sufferings of people and cannot be condoned by any civilized society in the world.

Bukhari also sought a thorough security review for vulnerable political workers who reside in more violence prone areas in J&K.

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