People’s Democratic Party MLA’s, Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Zahoor Ah. Mir, A R Rather, Mr Noor Mohd, Raja Manzoor, Mohd Yousf Bhat, Shah Mohd Tantray, Chowdhary Qamar Hussain, Aabid Ansari and Mushtaq Ahmad Shah have expressed their deep shock and grief over the death of Zahid Ahmad Bhat, who succumbed to the injuries sustained in the Udhampur truck attack by the miscreants, a few days ago. In a statement issued to KNS, the legislators said that they have no words to condemn this dastardly act which consumed the life of a poor and innocent young boy for no fault of his. Expressing solidarity with the family members of the deceased, they said that those guilty of this barbaric crime should get the severest kind of punishment. They asked the government to deal sternly and effectively with the communal forces who have started raising their heads to spread the seeds of hatred among the communities and the regions. They expressed their shock and anguish over the way these elements, very freely and fearlessly, keep on inflicting the atrocities over the muslims. They warned that such communal elements need to be restrained from working on the communal agenda which is otherwise going to vitiate the atmosphere of brotherhood in this state.
2015 Kashmir Despatch