In parliament, MP Baigh raises concern over civilian killings in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Dec 31: Member of Parliament (MP) and senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader, Muzaffar Hussain Baigh has said that there is a steep rise in civilian killings in Kashmir, saying that necessary steps be taken to stop such killings at an earliest.
The Member of Parliament raised serious concern over the civilian killings in Kashmir during ‘Zero Hour’ in the house.
Baigh said that while he is fully aware of the different environment in which security forces are operating in the Valley, it is of a concern that there is steep rise in the killing of civilian population over there.
“It is imperative that necessary steps be taken to ensure that this must stop,” he said, adding that it will create necessary conditions in which separatist leadership can feel encouraged to engage in talks to establish more stable and peaceful atmosphere in Kashmir.
He said that “it will eventually enable us to respond those positively to the offer of Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan to hold talks with our leadership to stop cross border tension and resolve differences over Kashmir.”
He also condemned the police action against the lady of Pulwama, saying that the state government must be made answerable over the act, terming it as ‘intolerable’.
Baigh also said that the Triple Talaq bill is not applicable for Jammu and Kashmir, adding that punishment in the act is ‘totally wrong’. (KNS)