JAMMU: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has condemned the killing of Sarpanch at Bomie, Sopore describing it a heinous crime against humanity.
In his condolence message to the bereaved family, Omar Abdullah expressed solidarity with them and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Meanwhile, various political parties have also condemned the killing of the sarpanch.
NATIONAL CONFRENCE: Calling it an inhuman act condemnable by all means the National Conference spokesman Tanvir Sadiq on behalf of the party conveyed sympathies to the bereaved family & prayed for peace to the departed soul.
Expressing sadness at the killing he said that anybody killing an elected person is killing the whole humanity and undermining the power of all those electorate who have voted them to redress their grievances
Overwhelming majority of people turned out to elect these members and anyone attacking them is attacking the democracy said Tanvir in a statement
Terming it as a cowardly act and against public cause the NC spokesman demanded punishment to all those who are involved and appealed to the government to take all measures to ensure that all these elected people feel secured.
Meanwhile, MLA Sopore Muhammad Ashraf Ganie and MLC Panchayat Ali Muhammad Dar have also condemned the killing.
PDP: The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned the killing of Habibullah Mir Sarpanch and termed it heinous and barbaric act.
PDP lashed out at the govt for failing to provide security to panchayat members facing threats and accused it of turning democratic institutions in the state “irrelevant”.
PDP said such incidents are very unfortunate and it is the responsibility of the state government to ensure their security and bring the perpetrators of such heinous crime to justice.
CONGRESS: While calling for immediate justice president of J&K Pradesh Congress Committee, Saifuddin Soz said, I strongly condemn this dastardly act of marauders who should be brought to justice very immediately, Soz said in a statement issued here.
In the meantime I took up the matter with Ashok Prasad Director General of Police and asked him to investigate the killing and apprehend the killers very immediately.
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