PDP Protests Pulwama Killings

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SRINAGAR — The PDP Monday took out a demonstration at the Civil Secretariat in Jammu against the civilian killings in Pulwama in the encounter that took place be­tween the government forces and militants on Saturday. The pro­test demonstration was carried by PDP members led by senior PDP leaders Firdous Tak, Aijaz Mir and Yawar Mir. The protesters as­sembled in the canteen of the Sec­retariat and marched in its lawns, demanding an end to “unabated civilian killings at the hands of government forces.”

The protesters were carrying banners which read stop innocent killings in Kashmir. The protest­ers later entered the Secretariat and carried protest outside the of­fice of Chief Secretary B V R Sub­rahmanyam and two advisors of Governor Khurshid Ganie and KK Sharma. PDP leader Tak alleged that the Governor has failed and New Delhi “ should react before situation slips out of hand.”

Tak said that blood is spilled on “streets of Kashmir by government forces and such vicious cycle of violence needs to be put to an end to sooner otherwise situation will come to such a pass that nobody would be able to control it.”

Following the protests, IGP Jam­mu SD Singh Jamwal, DIG Jammu Vivek Gupta along with other se­nior officers rushed to civil sec­retariat. On Saturday seven civil­ians were killed in post encounter clashes at Pulwama and included an MBA graduate from an Indone­sian University who had returned only last year.

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