While expressing solidarity with the family of slain NC youth leader, Muhammad Ishtiyaq Chowdhary, Jammat Islami (JK) has demanded exemplary punishment for the Village Defense Committee (VDC) member (VDM) who has alleged killed the youth. In a statement to KNS, JeI spokesman, Advocate Zahid Ali said that the VDC member and other persons involved in the killing of Ishtiyaq should be fairly dealt by justice and awarded an exemplary punishment. “An international commission should investigate those people who are shielding the VDC, member and others,” Ali said. Expressing sorrow over the killing, the spokesman criticized National Conference for playing politics over the killing. “The VDC member was created by NC in Jammu region and in Valley pro government gun men were created by them who killed hundreds of innocent people here,” he said. He said that it is regrettable that the same party is now protesting against the VDCs.
2015 Kashmir Despatch