Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) today condemned the killing of more than 30 civilians "due to indiscriminate firing on the protestors by the forces" post killing of militant commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.
The KCCI, according to a statement issued here, condemned the killings and injuries caused to hundreds of innocent children, men, women, sick and patients by police and forces.
General Secretary, KCCI, Faiz Bakshi said: "In the meeting convened by the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, on Monday, KCCI discussed the issues relating to the abdication of the authority, shoot to kill innocent people by trigger happy forces, indiscriminate and brute use of fire power, firing of smoke gas inside the SMHS hospital, merciless beating of medical staff, patients and attendants, smashing of ambulances and patient ferrying vehicles, indefensible justification of police and forces action of targeting above waistline causing irreversible damage to eyesight and other sensitive organs ,use of pellet guns were discussed."
He said the chief minister was reminded about her days as an opposition leader "when she would miss no opportunity to visit the slain militant's families and empathize with them".
"But today she was totally absent from the scene as a Chief Minister that has made it free for all," said Bakshi, adding, "Strong exception was taken to police version of justifying their act of indiscriminate firing on the protesting people. It was impressed upon the chief minister that the government should provide specialised treatment to those injured people who had received serious injuries in the police firing."
"It was also demanded that immediate action should be taken against those who were spitting venom against Kashmiris," reads the statement.