For how long will the blood of civilians continue to flow: Tarigami

While strongly condemning the killing of civilians by the government forces in Badigam village of Zainapora area in Shopian, the CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday said how long will it take to the government “to wake up from the slumber and initiate a dialogue to address this mass unrest.

While strongly condemning the killing of civilians by the government forces in Badigam village of Zainapora area in Shopian, the CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam, Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami on Saturday said how long will it take to the government "to wake up from the slumber and initiate a dialogue to address this mass unrest."

Tarigami in a statement said that the "brutal killings" have become an "everyday norm" in Kashmir. "It seems the government of India is least concerned over this unfortunate and tragic situation in Kashmir. For how long the blood of civilians will continue to flow in Kashmir?" he said.

Tarigami reiterated that there was no military solution to Kashmir issue. He stressed for initiation of a "credible process of structured dialogue" with "all stakeholders". 

He said unfortunately the political leadership was not responding to the worsening situation in Kashmir through a political process.

"The indifferent and callous attitude of those in power in New Delhi and Srinagar is only inflaming the already worsening situation. Such reckless killings have in the past exacerbated the situation and if immediately such incidents aren't stopped, there is apprehension that the situation in the Valley may turn ugly again," he said.

"I have no words to condemn these killings as mere condemnations every time a civilian is killed isn't enough. Ordering a probe after every killing is not a solution to the problem as people have lost the faith in such probes," he said.

While expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, Tarigami demanded an immediate end to the "immunity given to the security forces in such cases."

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