‘Dialogue is the only way forward’
Srinagar: The National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and vice president Omar Abdullah Sunday expressed shock and deep anguish over the Kulgam civilian killings and termed it highly unfortunate.
“There is an immediate need to put an end to civilian killings. It is heart rending to learn about such incidents which have become norm of the day. The situation calls for immediate de-escalation from all sides,” Farooq said in a statement.
Omar Abdullah while expressing anguish over the killings said that little good can our words do to those who lost their loved ones. “I pray for peace to the souls of those who lost their lives and a speedy recovery for all the injured. I pray to Almighty to give courage to the families of victims to bear the loss.”
He said: “A whole new generation is growing in conflict and what needs to be done is to start time bound and result oriented dialogue process.”
Other party leaders who condemned the killings includes -Ali Mohammad Sagar, Nasir Aslam Wani, Sakina Itoo, G A Shah, Bashir Veeri, Ab Majeed Bhat, Altaf Kaloo, Syed Shafi, and Imran Nabi Dar. The leaders demanded a high level probe to ascertain the details of civilian killings and demanded exemplary punishment to those found guilty.
The leaders said that it is high time for the government of India to initiate conciliatory process in order to thaw such incidents from happening.