Omar, AP condemns Sopore attack
Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Apni Party (AP) on Monday strongly condemned militant attack in Sopore in which a Councilor and a police personnel were killed and another councilor injured.
Vice President of the National Conference (NC) Omar taking to micro-blogging site Twitter “ said News coming in of a militant attack on the municipal office in Sopore. My unequivocal condemnation of this attack together with my sympathies for the deceased & prayers for the injured’.
AP Provincial President Kashmir Mohammad Ashraf Mir in a statement issued here, he said such violent incidents add to the miseries and sufferings of people and cannot be condoned by any civilized society in the world.
“This inhuman attack on elected representatives of the people can fetch nothing except for bringing more chaos and agony to the people,” he said while urging the government to take serious cognizance of this incident and take all precautionary measures for the security of activists irrespective of their political affiliation.
He also expressed deep shock over the killing of the policeman who laid down his life in the line of duty. Mir said killings of innocent people are in no way in the interest of peace and prosperity in J&K.
“This unfortunate incident has taken place when the whole world is going to observe Shab-e-Baraat. Kashmir has already witnessed enough of death and destruction in the last over three decades. Now this mindless violence should end somewhere so that people can heave a sigh of relief,” he remarked.
He prayed for eternal peace to the deceased and courage for their families to bear this huge and irrevocable loss. “Apni Party is in solidarity with the families of the victims of this mindless violent incident and prays to Almighty Allah to give them courage to face this difficult time,” Mir added.
Municipal Council Sopore (SMC) councilor Reyaz Ahmad Mir and a police personnel Shafqat Ahmad were killed and another councilor Shams-ud-din Peer was injured in a militant attack in Sopore today.