National Conference Working President Omar Abdullah on Monday, in light of the killings in Shopian, expressed grief over the continued bloodbath in Kashmir and said the rapidly deteriorating situation in the Valley was a matter of grave concern and called for serious introspection.
“The Shopian incident is yet another stark reminder of the grave and rapidly deteriorating situation in the Valley and varying accounts from the Chief Minister and the Security Forces on the incident are unfortunate and further perpetuate the sense of disenchantment, distrust and alienation”, the NC Working President said.
The NC Working President said the State Government should make public the details of the incident and also the circumstances leading up to it. “The Chief Minister has termed the deceased as civilians and it is hence incumbent upon her to take stringent, legal action based on the information she has as the Home Minister of the State. As the Head of the Unified Command, her word has to be the final word and has to be followed by visible, concrete action”, the NC Working President said in the statement issued from Party Headquarters on Monday.