Mehbooba, Omar condemn killing

Srinagar, May 20: People’s Democratic Party (PDP) President and former chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has condemned the killing of Party Worker Muhammad Jamal of Kulgam and termed it as cold-blooded murder.
Expressing grief over the incident, Mehbooba termed the killing as inhuman and an act of terror.
“Killing an unarmed civilian only for his political beliefs is simply an act of terror,” Mehbooba said.
“Perpetrating violence on innocent and unarmed civilians in the holy month of Ramadhan makes it more despicable” she added.
Mehbooba expressed her condolences to the family of the deceased and prayed for the departed soul.
Meanwhile, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah has condemned the killing of a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worker by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Kulgam.
“What terrible news, inna lilahi wa inna illahi rajiuun. My unequivocal condemnation of this murderous attack. Allah taala magfirat farmaye. My condolences to his family, loved ones & colleagues,” Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of J&K, wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
A 69-year-old PDP worker, identified as Mohammad Ismail Bhat, who was shot at by unidentified gunmen at Devsar Kulgam in south Kashmir late last night, succumbed to his injuries at S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar on Monday morning.