Parties condemn killing of youth in Kulgam, demand probe

Srinagar: Political parties of all hues in Kashmir Saturday condemned the killing of a teenage boy in CRPF firing in Kulgam district and demanded a thorough probe into the circumstances leading to the death.
Expressing regret and shock over the killing of Suhail Ahmed Lone at Kaimoh, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq termed it “a naked aggression against innocent Kashmiris.”
“Even in the holy month of Ramadan, government forces were not desisting from murdering Kashmir. The cold blooded murder of Suhail reflects the motives of unrestrained forces who are not allowing Kashmiris to even express solidarity and sympathy with oppressed Palestinians,” Mirwaiz said in a statement.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Asiya Andrabi while condemning the killing said, “The killing has shown how much India values Israel and it has proved that India and Israel are together in war against the Muslims.”
She cautioned Kashmiris to be united. “Muslims in Kashmir will be forced to live in camps like Palestinians in Gaza in case they do not put a united front against the atrocities.”
Several pro-India outfits also condemned the killing of the youth.
“This is a tragedy that, as is with all such tragedies, is incomprehensible and inconsolable,” ruling National Conference spokesman J A Mattu said in a statement.
“We demand a thorough probe into the circumstances leading to the death of the youth and also demand that responsibility be fixed,” he said.
Opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also condemned the death of 15-year-old Suhail. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti expressed sympathy with the bereaved family and prayed for peace for the deceased.
She said the pain and outrage against Gaza atrocities is understandable and there should be a global concern about such brazen acts of aggression against unarmed civilians.
Mehbooba said the government must also deal with the situation with care.
CPI(M) state secretary M Y Tarigami, while condemning the killing, said the culprits must be identified without delay and brought to justice.
Expressing condolences, Tarigami alleged that the administration deals with every situation either by imposing curfew or through the use of excessive force against people.
The CPI (M) leader demanded a time-bound judicial probe into the incident to fix responsibility and punish the culprits to send a message that no one is above the law.

One Response to "Parties condemn killing of youth in Kulgam, demand probe"

  1. Mazo   July 20, 2014 at 3:33 am

    Holy month ? It is only “holy” for YOU – not for the rest of the world. Thinking that just because it is your “holy month” the laws don’t apply and you can do any nonsense you want is ridiculous. This “innocent” Sohail was another stone-throwing scoundrel who got EXACTLY what he deserved through his reckless actions. I have ZERO sympathy for fools who resort to violence.

    The brainless Kashmiri response to ANY issue is to throw stones like a monkey by copying their Palestinian cousins who are also getting EXACTLY what they deserve in Gaza for similar level of savage behavior.

    If anything the CRPF jawans need to be given a medal for showing restraint and patience in dealing with such a ridiculous protest by Kashmiris Islamist radicals. The idea of protesting in Srinagar and throwing stones at police against what is happening in a foreign country is the kind of mad behavior only Kashmiri Islamists are capable of. Not a SINGLE Pandit was present in this Kashmiri foolishness and as such none of them or indeed most of India cares about what is happening in some small corner of the world to a bunch of terrorist loving Arabs.

    Instead of bothering about your own welfare – we have Islamist zelots in Kashmir throwing rocks at Indian police officers and Indian government offices in a perfect display of impotence, ignorance and above all foolishness!