By: Javeed Bhat MK
Two former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti in their tweets have condemned the killing of a policeman in Srinagar. Many mainstream political parties and leaders have also expressed their concern over this killing and have condemned the attack.
On Thursday a J&K policeman who was off duty was killed by a suspected militant at Saida Pora Iddgah in Srinagar, triggering a chain of reaction from the mainstream political leaders.
“Another militant attack & another family is mourning. May Javeed Ahmed find place in Jannat (heaven) & may his family find strength during this difficult time,” National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah took to twitter to condemn the attack.
Meanwhile PTI news agency while reporting the condemnation by the mainstream political leaders has said in its report, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said the unending cycle of violence has “consumed us all”.
“Another precious life snuffed out & one more family destroyed. This unending cycle of violence has consumed us all. My deepest condolences to his family & loved ones,” she wrote on Twitter.
People’s Conference chairman Sajad Lone said every killing in the valley leaves more widows and orphans and grieving parents.
“And news coming in Javed a policeman shot at and killed in Saidpora area. One more widow. Some more orphans. Grieving parents. RIP Javed,” he said in a tweet.
Constable Javaid Ahmad was shot at and critically injured by militants near his residence in the Saidapora locality of the city’s Eidgah area on Thursday. He was taken to the nearby SKIMS hospital at Soura, where he was declared dead on arrival.
With inputs PTI