Sajad Lone Seeks PM Modi's Intervention

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Srinagar: Peoples Conference President Sajad Gani Lone Wednesday said the administration’s silence on the killing of civilians in the Hyderpora alleged encounter was “dreadful” and appealed to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his intervention.

Stating that the total “opaqueness and dreadful silence displayed by the administration has created a perception of denial of justice,” Sajad said that this incident deserves the personal intervention of the PM Modi to ensure justice is delivered.

“The assumption that a uniformed person cannot err is the root cause of all the problems,” Sajad said. “We are deluding ourselves into believing that a few meters of cloth of a particular color can make a person infallible.”

Sajad further said the current situation in Kashmir is such that grieving is a luxury.

“Let grieving not become a luxury. Countries don’t become great by denials,” said Sajad. “Their greatness is measured by their moral courage in accepting wrongs. We believe that the state administration should have absolutely no objection in allowing a neutral institution to investigate what actually happened at the encounter site.”

He further said that the government mustn’t cover up any foul play by the forces. “Civilized nations do not, cannot and should not operate in a state of impunity. If a mistake has been made, it has to be accepted. We can’t have a situation where the cruel gets crueler to cover up supposed follies.”

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