Srinagar: The National Conference on Saturday condemned the killing of two civilians and SPO in different incidents across the valley.
In a statement issued here, NC leader Ali Mohammad Dar expressed “shock and anguish” over the killing of Ishfaq Ahmad Ganai of Mogreypora Chadoora on Friday evening. Ganai was allegedly shot dead near an army camp in Chattergam when he was travelling home on motorbike.
Terming the killing as “brutal”, Dar demanded probe “so that stern action is taken against the culprits involved in gruesome act”. He urged the authorities to lodge an FIR against the culprits involved in the incident without any delay.
Dar maintained that Ishfaq belonged to a poor family and was the only breadwinner for the family. He described the killing as a “cold blooded murder” which cannot be compensated by anything.
The National Conference leader has also threatened to file a Public Interest Litigation in court if the government fails to lodge an FIR in the matter followed by exemplary punishment against the culprits.
Expressing deep sympathies with the family of murdered youth, Dar said although no amount of money will be able to compensate the loss for the family, however Government must provide immediate compensation to the victims family.
Meanwhile in a joint statement NC leaders Sakina Itoo, Bashir Veeri, Ab Majeed Bhat and Imran Nabi Dar condemned the killing of a 14 year old girl Muskan Jan of Wangud – Qaimoh Kulgam.
While expressing grief over the killing of 14 year old girl they said: “The civilian killings are a point of concern for every right thinking person. The mammoth of conflict is continuously feeding on our youth and even our small children. The immediacy of the situation calls for de-escalation from all the sides.”