In a statement issued to KNS, Majid lashed out at the forces for resorting to indiscriminate force resulting in death of five civilians and injuries to dozens.
Usman Majid termed the firing on protestors as quite unfortunate”, he said that such type of incidents would further alienate the people and vitiate the peaceful atmosphere in the state.
He said that both State and Centre Govt has failed to restore peace in the Kashmir valley, Civilian killings add more fuel to the fire, which is not in the interest of peace and stability, rather it will have serious ramifications on the peace initiatives. This bloodshed should end now. He said that security forces need to add more importance to lives of civilians and ensure that no civilian causality happens in the larger interests of peace.
He said that the civilian killings and injuries to hundreds will remain the cause behind deteriorating situation in Kashmir Valley. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti cannot escape the responsibility of loss of lives in Kashmir Valley. Both State & Centre government failed to ensure the safety of people. The situation in Kashmir has worsened to a greater extent due to the mis-governance & misrule on the Part of PDP BJP Govt, besides the lackadaisical attitude on the part of Narender Modi Govt. with regard to Kashmir situation has further added chaos to the situation, he added.
Usman Majid questioned the promises made by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to protect innocent people and ensure peaceful atmosphere in the state. (KNS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch