Apni Party condemns Bhupinder Singh’s killing Violence to yield nothing; has only pushed J&K to dead end: Altaf Bukhari
‘Govt.’s should take a serious review of security of political activists’
SRINAGAR, September 23: Apni Party president Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday condemned the killing of Bhupinder Singh, a Panchayat representative and chairman of Block Development Council (BDC) Khag in Budgam district.
In a statement issued here, Bukhari termed the killing as highly unfortunate, inhuman and barbaric. “Such acts of violence can never achieve anything except for bringing more miseries to the people,” Bukhari remarked.
He said the use of guns on innocent civilians since 1990s have only brought death and destruction to J&K and have further pushed the people to a dead end. Bukhari said the recent spree of killings of Panchayat representatives in Kashmir is a dastardly act by the elements inimical to peace and prosperity of J&K.
“Violence in any of its form and manifestations will beget violence and this vicious cycle needs an end so that the people of J&K who have suffered a lot in the last many decades live in peace and harmony,” Bukhari remarked.
Calling for a thorough review of security cover of political activists in J&K, Bukhari urged the union home minister to intervene into the matter and pass on some concrete orders in this regard. “Today’s killing in Khag-Budgam has belied the claims of the government. The union minister should intervene into the matter and order a serious review and categorization of political activists who have put their lives at risk in order to keep the democratic process alive in J&K,” he added.
Meanwhile, party senior vice president Ghulam Hassan Mir, provincial president Mohammad Ashraf Mir, provincial vice president Jagmohan Singh Raina and party leader Muntazir Mohi-u-Din has also strongly condemned the cold blooded murder of Bhupinder Singh. The party leadership has expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.