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Kashmir is currently witnessing rivers of blood , encounters after encounters is giving rise to tremendous bloodshed . Just few days back ten people including seven civilians and three militants were killed in Kulgam.The officials said immediately after the gunfight ended and the forces withdrew from the spot, civilians rushed to the encounter site where an explosive substance went off resulting in death of seven civilians.
“Despite requests to not visit the spot till thorough search is done for explosives, several civilians visited the encounter site immediately after the operation. While they were there, some explosive substance went off, resulting in on spot death of a civilian and injuries to several others,” the official said.
Condemnations to the Kulgam tragedy poured from every side .
President of Anjuamn Shari Shian and senior separatist leader Aga Syed Hasan Almosvi Alsafvi has condemned the Kulgam killings and has termed it as “worst form of oppression.”
He stated :
“New Delhi India is using muscular power to crush the ongoing struggle.
The Kulgam massacre has pained every soul in Kashmir and it needs to be condemned at all cost. People of Kashmir can’t stay away from the ongoing struggle and their resolve can’t be broken up through muscular power. We have sacrificed everything for our cause and we will take it to the logical conclusion,” a spokesman of Anjuman quoted Aga Syed Hassan as having said in a statement.
Mirwaiz Umer Farooq took to social media platform Twitter and tweeted : As we mourn the Martydom of Sabzar Sofi &Asif Gojri,each day we are losing educated youth to the obduracy &arrogance of NewDelhi who does not want to resolve Kashmir dispute but instead resorts to subjugation& repression,forcing our youth to a path of armed resistance& martyrdom.
On the otherhand, Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the Union Home Minister that in the past when bilateral relations improved, Jammu and Kashmir not only witnessed an era of minimal violence but also reconciliation and people’s active participation in democratic and developmental processes.
Expressing concern over the prevailing situation in the state, the PDP president also urged the Home Minister to ensure that civilian deaths and collateral damage during security operations are avoided at all costs.
The magnitude of the bloodshed is such that nearly 12 civilians and 35 militants have lost their lives in the first 25 days of October . Reality calls on all the stakeholders to initiate a meaningful dialogue to end this ugly and painful cycle of bloodshed in kashmir that is resulting in youth annihilation.
Immediate steps needed to trim the bloodshed are needed so as to heal humanity in kashmir.