EDITORIAL

Killers should not go unpunished

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The murder of a Kashmiri Pandit government employee, Rahul Bhat at Chadoora has shocked on and all. While Bhat crestfallen family was busy in his cremation in Jammu, another Kashmiri fell to the bullets of terrorists in Pulwama. Constable Reyaz Ahmad Thokar was shot at his residence in Gudroo, Pulwama on Friday. He was rushed to hospital but succumbed to his injuries. Rahul Bhat was shot when he was working in his office in Chadoora Tehsil on Thursday. He too was rushed to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries. With these two killings, two more Kashmiri families have lost their dear ones. This is inhuman. This is the worst kind of terrorism and thus people need to raise their voice against such crimes and criminals. The killing of Kashmiri Pandits, unarmed and off-duty policemen, migrant labourers and panchas, sarpanchs, BDC and DDC members has become a norm here. Terrorists are targeting people for their religious affiliations, job choices and political ideologies. Those behind these attacks can never be friends of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. They are the enemies and therefore should be named and shamed. Police need to gear up and identify the killers, arrest them so that they face the justice system and pay for their wrong doing. Though those who lost their lives will not come back neither the grief of their families could be lessened, but by making the killers to face the law of the land would help these families to get the much desired justice.

Those who are on this killing spree are trying to drag Kashmir back to the dirty violence. It is share madness and nobody can approve such crimes. If killing people for political and ideological differences becomes a norm then everyone would be hunting for everyone. The world will become a murderous field and no one will have any safety and security. Those who have killed Bhat and Thokar have neither helped the society nor their own selves. They have not taken the lives of two men but devastated two families and earned for themselves the hellfire hereafter.

Violence has no religion, it has no ethics or principles. It can only kill and destroy. Those who are indulging in violence or propagating violent ideologies need to understand that Allah has not created this world for death and destruction. He created a special specie – human – with the intension that this specie will beautify his world with love and compassion. The murderers are brazenly and shamelessly trying to negate Allah’s plan. Fact of the matter is that they will never succeed in their designs. The society has to wake up and raise its voice against the violence. The gunmen involved in these murders are the ones who have brought all kinds of miseries to the people of Kashmir. They have disturbed the social fabric here and created an atmosphere of insecurity all over. Such mindless and senseless murderers have no place in any civilized society and there for should be named, shamed and isolated.

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