SRINAGAR | OCT 18: The National Conference (NC) while strongly condemning the killing of PDP worker in South Kashmir and blazing of house of the deceased alleged that the Jammu and Kashmir police has failed on all fronts to handle miscreants and nefarious elements of the society, adding, the spree of braid chopping has taken a heavy toll on the Kashmiri psyche but curiously government has not been able to crack any of such cases yet.
In a statement to PTK, NC spokesman Aga Syed Ruhullah said the party stands in solidarity with the family of the slain Sarpanch Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh of Imamsahib Shopian south of Kashmir in this moment of inconsolable grief. He was deceased was a common unarmed Kashmiri. His killing brings back the memories of hundreds of brutal murders of political workers in Kashmir over the past three decades.
“The atmosphere of fear has engulfed the whole region and no one either from the administration or the police seems to have a clue about how to tackle it. The recent spree of braid chopping has taken a heavy toll on the Kashmiri psyche but curiously government has not been able to crack any of such cases yet.”
Ridiculing the police and the administration for their abject failure in providing security to the bereaved family Chief Spokesperson said, “Our heart goes out to the family of Late Mohammad Ramzan Sheikh who not only lost a precious member but were subjected to the trauma of losing their house and property.”
“It’s sad that now even simple law and order situations are not handled by police anymore. CM Mehbooba Mufti who happens to be states home minister as well seems to have forgotten her responsibility which is to ensure protection of the lives and property of the state subjects.
Clearly she has failed to do so,” the chief Spokesperson said adding, “The PDP-BJP government and especially Chief Minister should therefore acknowledge their shameful role in bringing Jammu and Kashmir to this situation and take moral responsibility for the continuously deteriorating situation in the state.”
Alleging that the state police has failed on all fronts in Kashmir he said, “Has the Police department given up its main responsibility which is to maintain law and order? Where were they at the time when Sheikhs house was burnt down or are they expecting security forces to handle miscreants and nefarious elements of the society?” (PTK)