Srinagar: Various pro-freedom groups Wednesday expressed anger and shock over the death of seven persons in an accident involving an army truck on Srinagar-Baramulla highway and condemned the police firing on people who were protesting against the army.
Expressing shock and grief over the death of the seven people, JKLF chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said, “Army personnel always behave like tyrants and their vehicles always run so fast that these kind of tragic accidents have become an order of the day.”
“The immunity and impunity with which the army and forces work in Kashmir are responsible for these killings,” Malik said in a statement, condemning “the firing on the protesters who were protesting against the army after the accident.
“To protest and show anger over these kind of tragic accidents is natural, but trigger happy Indian forces instead of showing restraint have injured many more by their bullets,” Malik said.
Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq while expressing regret and shock over the accident extended solidarity with the bereaved families. Mirwaiz also condemned the use of force against the protesters by the police.
Chairman National Front, Nayeem Khan said, “Army is not even honouring the traffic rules.”
Chairman JKLF (R) Farooq Ahmad Dar said, “Now Kashmiris will never know when an uncontrolled army vehicle will hit them and kill them.”
Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu Kashmir while expressing sympathy with the bereaved families demanded stern action against the troopers involved in the accident.
Jama’at also expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of life in Kishtwar accident and expressed sympathies with the bereaved families.