Srinagar: Former Chief Ministers Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Apni Party (AP) president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari have strongly condemned the killing of two police personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police by unidentified gunmen in a broad-daylight in the uptown Srinagar Friday afternoon.
Vice President of National Conference (NC) Omar described it senseless and cowardly attack on unarmed police personnel while Mehbooba said this cycle of violence serves no cause and begets only misery.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter Omar said, “ Two police personnel have reportedly been killed in an attack in Srinagar today. I condemn this act of militant violence & send my condolences to the families of these brave men”.
He further tweeted “ What makes this attack even more reprehensible is that Selection Grade Constables (SgCT) Mohammad Yousuf of Zurhama and (Constables) Ct Suhail Ahmad of Logripora were unarmed & shot in the back. Senseless & cowardly at the same time”.
President of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Mehboba in a tweet said, “Condemn the killing of two policemen in the Baghat attack. My heart goes out to their families & loved ones. This cycle of violence serves no cause & begets only misery”.
Peoples Conference (PC) in a tweet said, “ We strongly condemn the killing of two policemen in a dastardly and savage act of senseless violence at Baghat today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Suhail Ahmad and Mohd Yusuf in this hour of grief”.
AP president Bukhari in a statement also condemned the Bhagat-Srinagar attack in which two policemen Suhail Ahmad and Mohammad Yusuf were killed in cold blood.
In a statement issued here, Bukhari termed the attack as barbaric and inhuman. “Violence is not a solution but a huge impediment in peace and progress of any society. In any of its manifestations, violent extremism is unacceptable, regardless of political, ideological or religious motivations,” Bukhari added.
He observed that it is highly unfortunate and heart-wrenching that Kashmir continues to lose precious lives to senseless violence which has only aggravated the sufferings of the people over the years.
“The attackers have no respect for human lives and are only adding to the tragedies of the ill-fated families which must be condemned by one and all,” he added, while extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Bukhari prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and courage to their families to bear this irretrievable loss.