Pained over Pulwama killings: JKPCC VP Monga
Jammu, December 15: While strongly condemning the killings of civilians in of Kharpora Sirnoo in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) vice president and former MLC G N Mongatoday said such killings alienate people of Kashmir further and can worsen situation further.
In a statement to press issued Monga while expressing shock and grief over repeated killings of civilians in the Valley said, “It has become a norm now. Almost every day innocent civilians are being killed in Kashmir which must be a cause of concern for every right-thinking person in the country. The killings of civilians have the potential to alienate people further, which is a dangerous sign.”
“The security forces must follow the standard operating procedures (SOPs) while dealing with stone pelting. There are other simple methods to quell protests. Security forces must make a distinction between civilians and militants. Killing unarmed protesters has no justification as it tantamounts to human rights violation. Governor Administration must take serious notice of such killings and punish the guilty as per the law,” he demanded.
“There can be no condemnation strong enough to condemn such a killing,” Monga said while expressing solidarity with the victim