KUMSA condemns civilian killings in Kashmir

Srinagar: Kashmir University Ministerial Ataff Association (KUMSA) on Friday expressed its concern over the use of pallet guns against the civilians and condemned the killing in the valley.

In a statement, it said the pellet gun used by security forces have left more than 65 persons dead and more than 4000 youth have received pallet injuries and some of them have lost their eyes. “The use of pellet and bullet on the unarmed protesters is highly condemnable and is serious violation of human rights which needs to be stopped urgently to avoid further loss of life,” it said.

“We (the employees) being the part of society feel the pain and sufferings of our people. We expresses our solidarity with the families of youth who lost their lives and families of injured persons,” it added.

In a condolence meeting held at varisty president KUMSA appealed all the human rights organizations within and outside the state to play their role in stopping the human rights violation by the government forces. “We also appeal state and centre government that use of pallet guns should be banned and innocent killing should be stopped. The enquiry should be conducted in the time bound manner of the killing of innocent civilians and culprits should be punished,” it said adding “the KUMSA will hold the blood donation camps in various hospitals including the university health centre.’

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