Srinagar: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief over the death of two civilians at Anantnag during an anti-militancy operation Saturday.
Terming the deaths as “tragic and unfortunate” the Chief Minister appealed the people to keep away from the “points of conflagration” so that “precious human lives are not lost”.
Conveying her sympathies to the bereaved families, Mehbooba said the vicious cycle of death and destruction confronting Kashmir must end at the earliest and efforts should be made at all levels to revive the peace and reconciliation process for the larger good of the people sandwiched in a gory situation.
“We in Jammu and Kashmir understand better what the ordeal of violence is, as it has been our fate to live through and survive its frightening and devouring hazards,” she said and added that for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, suffering over two decades of turmoil, has been a long, dark experience, bloody at times and frustrating at almost every step. “This gory era must end now for the sake of our future generations,” she said.