CPI (M) condemns civilian killings in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jun 19: While strongly condemning the civilian killings in various parts of south Kashmir over the recent days, State Secretary CPI (M) and Ghulam Nabi Malik on Tuesday said that killings of civilians can never be solution to any problem and urged all the parties involved in the conflict to devise a mechanism to stop such killings.
A civilian Mohammad Iqbal Kawa was killed by suspected militants at Kelam, Kulgam on Sunday evening while another civilian Aijaz Ahmad Bhat died in army’s firing in Nowpora Akhran, Kulgam on Monday, the statement said.
Earlier two civilians were killed in security Forces’ firing in Pulwama and Anantnag on June 15 and 16 respectively. “We are now short of words and it is not enough to condemn the civilian killings. How long the civilian killings will continue in Kashmir? Unarmed civilians getting killed is an alarming situation and government must take steps be stop it immediately,” Malik said.
He said that mere condemnation every time on such incidents isn’t enough neither ordering a probe is a solution to the problem.
Malik expressed solidarity with the bereaved families. (KNS)