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Opposition condemns killing of civilians in Kashmir, blames Center for security failure

Opposition leaders on Thursday condemned the targeted killing of civilians in the Kashmir Valley and alleged that the central government has completely failed to provide security to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said terrorism has stopped neither because of ‘demonetisation’ nor after ‘abrogation of Article 370’ in Kashmir.

“Incidents of violence are increasing in Kashmir. Terrorism has stopped neither because of demonetisation nor after abrogation of Article 370 – the central government has completely failed to provide security,” the Congress leader said in a tweet in Hindi.

Gandhi’s tweet came on one day two government school teachers shot dead A total of seven civilians have been killed by terrorists in the Kashmir Valley in the last five days by terrorists in Idgah area of ​​Srinagar.

Earlier this week, a prominent Kashmiri Pandit businessman who ran two medical stores in Srinagar, one started by his family in 1947, was one of them. Three killed in serial attacks suspected militants. A street food vendor in Srinagar, who hails from Bihar, and the president of a taxi stand association in Bandipora were also killed in the attacks.

Aam Aadmi Party Leader Sanjay Singh termed the killing of the two teachers as “heart-wrenching”. taunting BJP Government, he asked, “Why are those who beat 56-inch chest silent?”

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah also condemned the incident. “Shocking news is coming again from Srinagar. Another set of targeted killings, this time of two teachers in a government school in Idgah area of ​​the city,” tweeted Abdullah.

“Words of condemnation are not enough for this inhuman act of terror, but I pray for peace to the souls of the dead,” he said.

Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP) chief Altaf Bukhari said it needs to be considered whether the ground and human intelligence has failed or the enemy has become sharper and more organized.

Bukhari, who has been spearheading political activities since the Center revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, also warned that “further delay in the revival of democracy at the grassroots level will only lead us to the catastrophe that we are beginning to see.” Have given.”

Security personnel in a government school where terrorists shot dead two teachers on Thursday.

“My head bows in shame. I don’t know how to face Bindru’s family. I don’t have to face the vendor (Virendra Paswan) or the person who was killed in Bandipur. It’s just inhuman,” Bukhari told PTI. Quoted said.

Expressing condolence, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Badal also urged the central and union territory administrations to tighten security in the area.

He said it was shocking that seven civilians have been killed in Kashmir in the last five days.

“It seems that members of the minority community as well as outsiders were being targeted under a new terrorist action plan. To deal with this new challenge, the Union Territory Administration needs to immediately re-evaluate its security strategy.

Meanwhile, Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattoo said that Pakistan-backed elements are behind the attacks. Appealing to all communities to stand together, Mattoo said, “Kashmir belongs to people of all religious faiths.

central minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvik Said the government would “pull the criminals out of their holes and hold them accountable”.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan also said that the perpetrators will be “strictly dealt with”.

“These attacks on innocent civilians by fundamentalists not only expose the hollowness of their beliefs, but it also reveals the boiling frustrations of their bosses across the border due to the normalcy in the Valley,” he said in a tweet.

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