Mehbooba condemns civilian killings by unknown gunmen

Mehbooba condemns civilian killings by unknown gunmen
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Directs legal cognizance of youth killed by police at Noorbagh

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the killing of three civilians during the past 24 hours in various parts of the Kashmir Valley, an official statement issued here said.
Two civilians at Hajin, and one at Sopore have been killed by unknown gunmen during the past 24 hours.
The Chief Minister said that the killing of civilians serves nobody’s interests.
“Whose interests are we serving by killing these civilians but plunging our society into chaos and uncertainty,” she said in her statement.
The need of the hour, Mehbooba said, is to get Jammu & Kashmir out of the vortex of violence for which she asked all shades of opinion to rise to the occasion.
She conveyed her sympathies with the bereaved families and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister taking strong note of the death of a youth at Noorbagh, Srinagar by a police vehicle on Saturday has directed the police to take legal cognizance of the incident and punish the guilty found involved in the incident, the statement said.