Srinagar: Kashmir Centre for Social and Development Studies (KCSDS) on Thursday condemned the recent killing of a civilian in Sarore area of Samba district allegedly in police firing and demanded a thorough probe into the incident.
According to a statement, KCSDS members demanded stern action against the police cops involved in the killing of a civilian and causing injuries to hundreds besides demolition of their make-shift huts.
“KCSDS demands a probe into the working of Jammu Development Authority for its selective actions against the under privileged residents while protecting and being in league with influential land mafia and political tycoons to grab thousands of kanals of state land in and around Jammu,” a KCSDS spokesman said.
He said the incident was a part of larger conspiracy of dividing people and creating psychological warfare among the various sections and communities of the state.
“The police violence against the hapless Sarore residents is a part of the pattern that has been set in motion by the BJP and other right wing Hindu groups who all along have been campaigning for evacuation of Muslims from various areas in Jammu province,” he said.
He said the Sarore was among 126 depopulated villages of Jammu where almost all Muslims were either killed or forced to flee in 1947. “The land and other immovable properties belonging to these Muslims were usurped either by locals or refugees from other side of LoC,” he said.