Forces have turned trigger happy, says PDP MP Tariq Karra

Srinagar: Strongly condemning the cold blooded murder of Reyaz Ahmad Shah of Chattabal and Farooq Ahmad of Lethpora PDP leader and MP Tariq Hameed Karra has said that these are the glaring examples whereby the claims of Security Forces are exposed when they say that they open fire only in their self-defence.

Reyaz Ahmad Shah aged 20, the only bread earner of his family whose sister had to be married few days later was returning to his home from his duty when he was stopped by the Security forces and was brutally beaten first and later on he was fired upon by the Pellet gun from a close range thereby causing his death instantaneously, said Karra in a statement.
Farooq Ahmad age 32 was a truck driver and also a lone bread earner of his family was part of the protesting mob on the National highway near Lethpora, when PSO of ADC Ramban aimed on his head from inside the vehicle in which he was travelling along with the ADC without any danger to his life.
“This unabated barbaric killings of innocents has proved that the government forces in Kashmir have turned trigger happy, which has happened all because of unaccountability. Had the government in the very beginning of unrest after Burhan Wani’s killing fixed responsibility on such trigger happy elements in the security forces through a commission of enquiry, the others would have deterred for the free killing spree. The killings of Amir Ahmad Lattoo of Bijbehara, Sajjad Ahmad Thokar of Utrasoo Shangus, Shabir Ahmad and Hilal Ahmad of Tengpora are the glaring examples of such emboldened trigger happy elements of the forces,” he said.
Karra termed it as unfortunate and insensitive on part of the people at the helm of affairs that they still don’t understand the gravity of the situation. There is no serious and sincere effort to douse the anger of the people in general and the youth in particular, he said.
“On the contrary, the provocative statements and gestures showered by the responsible people further provokes the masses thereby flaring up the anger. I had already questioned the Home Minister of India as to what would be the status of use of Pellet guns till the committee on looking for an alternative to Pellet guns submits it’s report,” he said adding the least government could have done was to ban the use of Pellet guns. “This potrays insensitive and casual approach of the BJP government in Delhi towards hapless Kashmiris,” he said.
Karra further termed PM Modi’s silence as a criminal silence thereby giving an impression of his tacit approval for the barbaric Oppression, Repression and Suppression by the Security forces on Kashmiri Civilians. (KNS)

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