Zoona’s family turns down security offer
Srinagar, Jan 13: Amidst growing demand for providing security to Panchayat members in Jammu and Kashmir, the family of a woman Panch injured in a shooting incident on Saturday, said they did not want security as that could invite more trouble.
"We do not want security. That could lead to more trouble for the family. If we have (security) forces to guard our home, that could make them target us again," Muhammad
Ramzan, husband of Zoona Begum, told PTI.
Zoona was shot yesterday evening in the neck by unidentified gunmen inside her house at Hardshiva Sopore.
She is undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit of SK Institute of Medical Sciences.
This was the second attack in as many days on Panchayat members in the state.
Ramzan said the prime concern of the family was to save Zoona's life and added they did not have any demands from the government "as such".
"Right now, all we are concerned about is her health. She is in a critical condition. Her one eye is completely damaged. We do not seek anything from the government as such but if it can help us, it is welcome to and should come forward," he said.
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