Srinagar: National Conference on Tuesday expressed outrage over the continued excesses by forces and the criminal silence maintained by Mehbooba Mufti-led government over the atrocities during the ongoing uprising in the Valley.
Condemning the killing of 20 year old Naseer Ahmad Dar of Seer Hamadan, National Conference Provincial president Nasir Aslam Wani said, “Such killings have become a norm. People are being forced to come on roads. In Seer, something similar happened,” he said. He retorted that forces left people with no choice but to come on roads and then opened fire on them.
In a statement, he said, “These nocturnal raids meant to terrorise people resulted in killing of many youth including the killing that took place today.”
He stressed that it was time for the government to put its ‘act together. “Mehbooba must ensure that night raids stop. Those responsible for allowing and carrying out these brutalities and murders must be held accountable,” he demanded.
MLA Pahalgam Altaf Ahmad Kaloo also called for an inquiry into the killing. “If at all government has any shame, it must immediately accept responsibility for Naseer’s death. The haughtiness of the current regime is evident when CM tries to blame the killed for their own death,” Kaloo said.
Demanding a judicial probe into Naseer’s killing Kaloo said, “Has it been ordained on Mehbooba Mufti that she ensures terror on the streets of Kashmir. Is she enjoying this death dance with her coalition partner?” adding, “This killing is the height of misfortune of Kashmir. Even women have not been spared.”
National Conference expressed anguish over the failure of the government to put a halt to the spree of killings.