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KUTA’s call for end to bloodshed has lot of takers

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Kashmir university teachers accusation on Monday in a statement has demand from state and central governments an immediate end to bloodshed and innocent killings in Kashmir. Earlier independent MLA engineer Abdul Rashid has demanded immediate announcement of cease fire and blamed the central government for planned genocide in Kashmir.
KUTA in its statement has called for,”urgent political diplomatic initiatives to diffuse the situation and to seek political resolution of Kashmir conundrum before the situation spirals completely out of control”. KUTA has termed in the statement the joining of youth in militancy as worrisome. Without referring to the killing of the rebel professor of socialogy highly qualified and employed youth are resorting to guns for expressing their sentiments and,” seeking justice due to diminishing faith in state and its political establishments. Kashmir is a political issue and needs political intervention and stop projecting it as issue of unemployment and economic packages”.
Army started operation all out in South Kashmir post Burhan wani killing in 2016 and has been continuing it despite its failure to produce any results. Army started it with an aim to kill all militants in South Kashmir but in the month of May 2018 they have only increased the number of militants in South Kashmir. State CM Mehbooba Mufti has been advocating political dialogue and has been appealing central government repeatedly that anti militancy operations by army was no solution to the problem of alienation. The most important factor has been the civilian killings at encounter sites and on Sunday not only a university professor was killed but five civilians also lost their lives including a teenager while protesting near the gunfight site in Shopian.

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