Security scenario deteriorating in Kashmir Valley: Farooq Abdullah

Srinagar, June 2: National Conference Party President Dr Farooq Abdullah on Thursday Presided over a meeting of the party’s Provincial Committee (Kashmir) at Nawa e Subah, Srinagar.

Party’s Vice President Omar Abdullah, General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar, additional general secretary Dr Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal, Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani also spoke on the occasion.

Addressing the meeting, Dr Farooq reiterated the party’s stand which is to peacefully fight for restoration of J&K’s identity and dignity. He also expressed serious concern over the deteriorating security scenario in the valley leading to a series of targeted killings of innocents, including members of minority communities.

Referring to the spate of targeted civilian killings and the pervasive atmosphere of fear in the valley, Dr Farooq said, “I unequivocally condemn the brutal killing of Vijay Kumar, a Bank Manager in Kulgam. The killing spree and the pervasive fear among civilians, minorities and other soft targets gives a lie to the claims of the government that everything was Ok in Kashmir. This is not the case. While our brothers and sisters are being targeted under daylight, the government has its head in the sand. This ostrich approach will push the situation to a point of no return.”

“An employee becomes a target in a busy office, or a cop gets killed at home, if this is the new face of normalcy, I cannot say anything. We feel sorry that innocent people are being killed one after another. Minorities are being killed. Police persons are being killed. Civilians are getting killed in targeted attacks,” he further said.

Provincial Committee (PC) members echoed the sentiments of the party president and expressed concern over the crumbling security scenario in Kashmir. All the members present in the meeting unanimously passed two resolutions condemning the spate of targeted civilian killings and ED summons to party president Dr Farooq Abdullah.

During the breadth of the meeting the PC members deliberated on a plethora of issues concerning the party and the public in their respective areas. Members also shared their estimation of the ground situation with the party president and the vice president.


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