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Civilian killings lay bare Centre’s ‘fake’ narrative of normalcy: Mufti

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Srinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said the recent spate of civilian killings in Kashmir lays in “tatters” the Centre’s “fake narrative” of normalcy in the Valley.

Three civilians, including Makhan Lal Bindroo, owner of Srinagar’s prominent pharmacy, were shot dead on Tuesday in separate incidents in Srinagar and Bandipora districts.

“With the recent spate of civilian killings in Kashmir GOIs fake narrative of normalcy lies in tatters. An utterly desensitised govt that has devalued human lives & pushed J&K into further peril & chaos by its ruthless policies of collective punishment all in the garb of security,” Mufti wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile in Jammu, PDP general secretary said “PDP strongly condemns the killing of three civilians, including Bindroo, on Tuesday evening as violence is no solution to any problem. This vicious cycle of violence must be ended.”

He defended the stand of party president Mehbooba Mufti to initiate dialogue with Pakistan to restore lasting peace in the subcontinent and said dialogue is the only mean to solve all vexed problems.

“The holistic path shown by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the only way to restore sustainable peace in this region. Dialogue is the only option to establish peace in this region,” Singh said.

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