PDP MLA Seeks CM Order To File FIR

SRINAGAR: Terming the killing of three youths in forces firing in Chadoora area of Budgam district on Tuesday as “target killing and cold blooded murder”, PDP MLA, Javed Mustafa Mir, asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who also heads the Home department, to lodge an FIR against the culprits.

Talking to KNS he said, “it is a target killing and a cold blooded murder. Mehbooba Mufti should order the police to lodge an FIR against the culprits immediately. Those responsible for these killings should be given exemplary punishment.”

“Even if people were pelting stones on forces, you don’t have a licence to kill them with bullets. Do they (forces) have licence to kill people who raise voice against them?” he asked.

Meanwhile, senior PDP leader and MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig Tuesday said that the blood of Kashmiri youth is not cheap that it can be splattered ruthlessly and politicians will run their politics on it.

While regretting the killing of three youth in Chadoora, Baig said, “the intellectuals and politicians across the spectrum should rise above their cheap vested interests to think about safeguarding the future generation of Kashmir.”

Talking to KNS, Baig said, “neither is Kashmir issue that simple that it can be resolved by using bullets and stones nor is it so too ordinary that the political leadership of India and Pakistan can keep on ignoring it.”

“India and Pakistan has to take concrete and serious steps for resolution of the issue. Both the countries have to resolve it for the progress and prosperity of their nations. But it is only possible when democracy flourishes in Pakistan and extremist ideologies in India change their thinking,” the former finance minister said.

“I hope that the government forces will exercise maximum restrain and desists from using extreme force. I am morally against the use of pellets as I have insisted it in my speech in parliament,” he said.

While expressing sympathy with the families of the slain youth and the policemen injured in Chadoora clashes, Baig said both the sides must exercise patience so that Kashmir does not lose more innocent lives.

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