“Cycle of violence serves no cause”: J-K politicians condemn killing of two cops

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Srinagar: The killing of two policemen, who were killed in a militant attack in Baghat area of Srinagar district on Friday, evoked widespread condemnation from several political and social organisation of Jammu and Kashmir.

Notably, two policemen were killed in Baghat area after being attacked by militants in broad day light today afternoon.

According to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the killing of the policemen was condemned by several political leaders including former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti and PC president Sajad Ghani Lone and several political parties including, CPI(M), Congress and National Conference.

In a tweet, former chief minister and president Mehbooba Mufti while condemning the attack said: “Condemn the killing of two policemen in the Baghat attack. My heart goes out to their families & loved ones. This cycle of violence serves no cause & begets only misery.”

Meanwhile, former chief minister and vice-president National Conference, Omar Abdullah also condemned the attack.

In a tweet, he said: “I condemn this act of militant violence & send my condolences to the families of these brave men.”

In another tweet he said: “What makes this attack even more reprehensible is that SgCT Mohammad Yousuf of Zurhama and Ct Suhail Ahmad of Logripora were unarmed & shot in the back. Senseless & cowardly at the same time.”

J-K People’s Conference on its official Twitter handle also condemned the attack on two policemen. The tweet was retweeted by president JKPC, Sajad Lone.

In a tweet JKPC said: “We strongly condemn the killing of two policemen in a dastardly and savage act of senseless violence at Baghat today. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Suhail Ahmad and Mohd Yusuf in this hour of grief.”

Meanwhile, in a statement CPI(M) also condemned that killing of two policemen in Baghat and said that the killing of two policemen is highly condemnable and unfortunate.

The statement reads that violence has no place in a civilised society. “There is an urgent need to put and end to these killings. CPI(M) expresses heartfelt sympathies with the families of the slain policemen,” the statement reads.

Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) also condemned the killing of two policemen in a militant attack in Baghat.

In a statement, JKPCC said that the mindless attack has cost two more precious lives of police personnel, which was very anguishing and unfortunate.

The Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party president, Mohammad Altaf Bukhari while terming the attack as inhuman said that violence is not a solution but a huge impediment in peace and progress of any society.

In a statement, Altaf Bukhari said that it is highly unfortunate and heart-wrenching that Kashmir continues to lose precious lives to senseless violence which has only aggravated the sufferings of the people over the years.

“The attackers have no respect for human lives and are only adding to the tragedies of the ill-fated families which must be condemned by one and all,” he added while extending heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. 

Bukhari prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and courage to their families to bear this irretrievable loss. (KNO)

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