Mob violence unfortunate

Mob violence unfortunate
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Extremists targeting Kashmiris in Jammu region has triggered outrage in the Valley. Everyone has cut across the party lines to condemn the attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu and on the members of a minority community there.
Protests erupted in Jammu after car bomb attack on a CRPF convoy at Lethpora on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Thursday. However, the protests turned violent after few elements in Jammu region targeted Kashmiris and members of the minority community. It’s unfortunate that incidents of arson and cars being set on fire were reported from different parts of Jammu city. Jammu has been a second home for the people of Kashmir during all these years. But violence has shocked them.
It’s the duty of the administration to ensure the safety of Kashmiris and members of the minority community. A few fringe elements can’t be allowed to take entire city as hostage. People at the helm have to address the fears of the people in Kashmir, whose kith and kin are in Jammu and other states.It’s unfortunate that Kashmiris are being targeted for no fault of theirs and it seems that these protests are being orchestrated at someone’s behest. Politicians should stop playing dirty politics and make every possible attempt to cool down the tempers and appeal for calm. If they fail to do so it can lead to communal rights breaking out in the entire country and it would be a big tragedy. Politicians should bear in mind that they won’t achieve anything by flaring up communal tensions and by pitting people against each other. They may win elections but in the long run they would turn out to be the big losers. One hopes that better sense prevails and the mob violence ends without causing further damage.