Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti condemned the killing of off-duty Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, Rameez Ahmad Parray at his home in Hajin area of Bandipora district late last night.
The Chief Minister said that it is unfortunate that he was killed when he had come home to join his family in his off time. She said it is regrettable that the unending cycle of violence in the State is taking a heavy toll on our society, particularly the young and appealed all segments of society to join in putting an end to it.
Mehbooba Mufti has conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved family and also wished the family members a speedy recovery who were injured in the shooting.
Meanwhile, National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah has also condemned in the strongest of words the killing of Parray. Omar Abdullah said such incidents need to be condemned unequivocally and have no place in a civilized society which has struggled hard to overcome a period of turmoil and suffering.
“I pray for peace to the departed soul and express my solidarity with the family of the deceased paramilitary man,” Omar Abdullah said.
He also expressed concern over the injury to his family members who sustained injuries during the incident and prayed for their speedy recovery.
NC General Secretary Advocate Ali Mohammad Sagar, NC Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani, NC Spokesman Junaid Azim Mattu has also expressed grief over this incident and condemned the killing of Rameez Parray.
Pertinently, Congress MP from Kerala Shashi Tharoor has condemned the killing of Parray.
“Strongly condemn the brutal murder of off-duty BSF Jawan RameezParray & injuries to his family in Hajin, North Kashmir. Bleeding must stop!,” he wrote on Twitter.