Sumbal Killings Act of Vengeance: Kamal

Srinagar: Senior NC leader, Dr. Mustafa Kamal, has termed the Sumbal killings as an act of revenge.

“Army has taken revenge by killing these two innocent youth. Their eight men were killed in Hyderpora shootout and now they have murdered two innocent youth which, to me, is nothing but revenge,” said Kamal in a telephonic conversation with a regional news agency. Kamal warned that the killings would continue as long as the controversial AFSPA stayed intact.

Kamal said it was surprising that the Army personnel did not retaliate when their men were killed by militants near Hyderpora and “now they have acted during the dead of night to squeeze the blood of the two innocent Kashmiri youth”.

Calling the killings of the two youth a cowardly act, Kamal said, “It is an act of cowardice and everyone must condemn it. Army has killed so many Kashmiris over the last more than 20 years. AFSPA is shielding them. If  it gets revoked, killers can be taken to task.”

Kamal said Army was opposing the revocation of AFSPA because it fully knew that all its men would have to appear before the court of law for their “misdeeds and repression”.

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