Cutting across party lines; attack condemned by leaders, parties
Srinagar: The former chief ministers of Jammu and Kashmir as well as the political parties and leaders on Monday condemned the attack on police bus at Zewam area of Srinagar in which two cops were killed and 12 others wounded.
National Conference (NC) Vice President and former J&K chief minister, Omar Abdullah in a tweet condemned the attack and conveyed condolences to the bereaved families.
“Terrible news of a terror attack on a police bus on the outskirts of Srinagar. I unequivocally condemn this attack while at the same time send my heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased & prayers for the injured,” Omar tweeted.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president and former chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti in a tweet said that the false narrative by Government of India about normalcy in Kashmir stands exposed.
“Terribly sad to hear about the Srinagar attack in which two policemen were killed. GOIs false narrative of normalcy in Kashmir stands exposed yet there has been no course correction. My condolences to the bereaved families,” Mehbooba tweeted.
Peoples Conference chairman, Sajad Lone also condemned the attack and tweeted: “Yet again a cowardly and a dastardly attack. Strongly condemn the attack. My heart goes out for the families. My prayers. May the killers rot in hell.”
“Terrible sad news. We unreservedly condemn the terrorist attack on @JmuKmrPolice personnel in Zewan today. Deepest condolences to the families of deceased. Join us in praying for speedy recovery to the injured,” the PC wrote on Twitter.
CPI (M) senior leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami also condemned the attack and prayed for the speedy recovery to the injured policemen.
He also expressed solidarity with the families of slain policeman saying, “we equally share their grief.”
Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari also condemned the attack terming the incident as the most reprehensible and heinous act.
“These acts of senseless bloodshed have always been responsible for adding more to the existing miseries of the people living in J&K. Every time such an ominous attack happens, either a mother loses a beloved son or a daughter becomes an orphan. These inhumane attacks have no place in any civilized society and there needs to be an end to this mayhem now” he remarked.
Bukhari said he shared the pain and sorrow of the bereaved families and extended heartfelt condolences to kith and kin of the deceased.
The BJP’s Jammu and Kashmir unit spokesman Altaf Thakur said the attack reflects the “frustration” on the part of militants as they choose darkness to target the police bus.
He expressed deep condolences on the death of two policemen.
The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) condemned the attack as an “mindless and inhuman act”.
The party said the security situation has “deteriorated to a largest extent” and the government must take measures to contain loss of lives.