Attacks clear that situation in Kashmir is very grim: Congress

Jammu: In the wake of killing of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari and abduction and killing of an army personal and the continued terrorist attacks during unilateral ceasefire in the holy month of Ramzan, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee on Friday expressed concern over deteriorating security situation in Kashmir Valley.
JKPCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma in a statement here said that the continued attacks by militants during unilateral ceasefire in the holy month of Ramadan is an indication of very grim situation in the Kashmir Valley.
He said that the death of Bukhari is a great loss to the media fraternity and the intellectual class in the Kashmir Valley, especially those who believe in debate and dialogue as means of resolution of all outstanding issues in democracy.
“The forces of violence who are interested to perpetuate ongoing situation should be behind the assassination of Bukhari,” he said.
Sharma expressed shock and grief and conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family on behalf of rank and file of the party and prayed for peace to the departed soul.
He also expressed grief and sorrow over the abduction and killing of Army personal who was proceeding on leave to celebrate Eid with family.
Sharma said that this shows that those behind these killings and violence have no faith in any religion and should be dealt with sternly and eliminated to ensure the safety and security of people.
JKPCC has accused Central Govt. of mishandling of the Kashmir situation and fail to contain and eliminate terrorism and to restore peace.