Jama’at calls for impartial probe into Kulgam killings

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Srinagar: The Jama’at-e-Islami Tuesday demanded an impartial probe by some international agency into the civilian killings at an encounter site in Laroo area of Kulgam district.
“The civilian killings in Kulgam depicts ‘the worst face of aggression’ by forces,” a spokesperson of Jama’at said in a statement.
He said a delegation of Jama’at led by its Political Bureau head advocate Zahid Ali visited the families of those who lost their beloved ones in recent Laroo Kulgam incident and paid tributes to martyrs and expressed complete solidarity with the families.
“Jama’at visited Rishipora, Laroo, Makhanpora, Shurat, Bogund, Hawoora, Awhatoo, Wangam and Arwani and condemned civilian killings,” the statement said.
“Kashmiris since decades are demanding their birth right ‘right to self-determination’ peacefully, but New Delhi unfortunately has enforced ‘bone chilling brutalities’ that are aimed to stop the genuine and just voice and those demanding and supporting this legitimate voice are being arrested and killed, and Kulgam incident is one of the glaring examples of repressive tactics,” he said.
“The version stated by police regarding Kulgam post-operation blast has been vehemently refuted by local population and termed the incident a well-planned. According to local population, when they reached the spot when gunfight was ended, people were searching dead bodies from the debris in the premises and meanwhile a big blast happened that snatched the lives of several innocent youth and left dozens injured,” the spokesperson claimed.