Shopian killing: MLA Shopian demands arrest of army men

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Jammu: MLA Shopian Adv. Mohammad Yousuf Bhat Monday expressed anger over the death of two youth in Shopian and demanded punishment to the forces personal responsible for the act.

While taking part over the discussion in legislative assembly, Bhat demanded that the army men named in the FIR related to the killing of the youth be arrested immediately and inquiry should be taken to its logical conclusion.

“Since the forces personal have been named in the FIR for their involvement in the heinous crime; it therefore becomes imperative for the government to arrest them,” Bhat said.

MLA Shopian also said that innocent killings are continuing unabated in Kashmir and some days before two innocent youth have been killed in his constituency.

How long shall we continue to carry the coffins of our loved ones?, he questioned, The blood of the youth of Kashmir is not cheap and setting up enquiry only will not suffice.

“The enquiry should be carried to its logical conclusion and guilty must be punished,” MLA said.

“On one hand Prime minister of the country speaks of embracing the people of Kashmir and on the other hand forces are given free hand to kill innocent Kashmiris. Such appalling incidents have the potential of fuelling alienation and is a blow to the peace efforts initiated recently by the government of India,” he added.

Batting for political solution to the Kashmir issue, MLA said that time has come for the government to engage with the people’s aspirations for the lasting peace in the state and initiate considerate confidence building measure in tune with the public sentiment.