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PDP MLA condemns civilian killing, demands judicial probe

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Ruling PDP MLA from Shopian Mohammad Yousuf Bhat today condemned the killing of “civilians” in the Shopian firing incident and demanded a judicial probe into it.

Six persons, including two militants, have been killed in last nights firing in Shopians Pahnoo area. The Army has alleged that the slain persons were militants and their overground workers.

 “When your heart bleeds and you are emotionally amputated, no condemnation is enough. I have no words to condemn these killings at Shopian,” Bhat was quoted as saying in a tweet on Peoples Democratic Party PDPs official Twitter handle.
The ruling PDP MLA said civilian killings cannot be justified under any circumstances which can “vitiate the peaceful atmosphere”.

“No circumstances can justify these civilian killings which can further the tendency to vitiate the peaceful atmosphere,” he said.

Expressing “solidarity” and “sincere condolences” to the bereaved families, Bhat said, “I demand a judicial enquiry be ordered to look into the circumstances under which such killings have taken place and the culprits of this heinous crime are booked and brought to justice swiftly.”

Last night, a joint MVCP (mobile vehicle check post) near Pohan in Shopian had signalled a car to stop, but it did not. The armymen were fired upon and they retaliated, in which six people, including two militants, were killed. PTI

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