Farooq calls for all-party meet to curb civilian killings in IIOJK


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the National Conference President and Member of Indian Parliament, Farooq Abdullah has pitched for the all party meeting to discuss ways and means to put an end to the civilian killings in the occupied territory saying such issues cannot be dealt by employing paramilitary forces and police. Talking to media persons in Udhampur, Farooq Abdullah said that the killing of a teacher in Kulgam district has put a question mark over the claims of peace and safety of people by the Indian government. The NC president was in Udhampur to offer condolences to the family of National Panthers Party (NPP) chief, Bhim Singh, who died on Tuesday. “Everyone wants safety and security. There is a need to find means and ways to curb the killings in Jammu and Kashmir. An All Party meeting should be convened, leaders should discuss as how to bring a solution to the prevailing situation. The situation can’t be dealt with by forces and police,” he said. He said, making statements with regard to peace in IIOJK won’t change the reality, adding the Kashmiris including Pandits and Muslims were being killed, but the authorities were still reluctant to accept the fact and were claiming high and tall that the peace had been achieved.—KMS