Governor, Omar, Mehbooba condemn killings

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Jammu, April 9: Governor Satya Pal Malik has condemned the incident inside a Hospital in district Kishtwar in which two lives were lost today.
Expressing grief over the tragic loss of lives, Governor in a condolence message has prayed for peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families in their hour of grief.
Governor has directed civil and police administration to review the safety and security aspects of all the important installations, establishments and public places and maintain strict vigil to thwart the nefarious designs of the forces inimical to peace and stability of the State.
Governor has appealed to the people to co operate with the administration and maintain peace and harmony.
Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti Tuesday condemned the killing of an RSS leader and his personal security officer in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Unequivocally condemn the brutal murder of Chandrakant & his personal security officer in #Kishtwar today. There can be no place for targeting political operatives like this. I hope the residents of the area will cooperate with the administration & maintain calm,” Abdullah said in a tweet.
While condemning the killings, Mufti called for a probe into the incident.
“Condemn this act of terror. Seems like part of a bigger plan to incite communal tension. Urge @jandkgovernor to initiate a probe & appeal to people of Kishtwar to maintain peace & harmony,” she tweeted.
The RSS leader and his security guard were killed on Tuesday when a gunman opened fire at a health centre in Kishtwar town, prompting authorities to impose curfew and call the army to maintain law and order in the communally sensitive region.