Condemning the killing of civilian Muhammad Salim Malik of Noorbagh, Qamarwari, here, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman today termed it 'murder in cold blood by the forces'.
"Innocent youth Muhammad Salim Malik of Noorbagh here was killed in cold blood by the forces," a JKLF spokesman quoted Yasin Malik as having said while addressing mourners at the residence of the deceased.
"Everyone living in the area of Noorbagh knows that Malik was murdered in cold blood by trigger happy forces who to camouflage this killing staged a fake CASO, placed Kashmir under curfew and internet ban and tried to hoodwink public opinion," Malik said.
JKLF chairman said, "No day passes in Kashmir when innocent blood is not spilled by forces who have been directed to hold people through force and intimidation."
He said, "Mainstream parties and politicians, and elections which they compete against each other, are all responsible for bringing miseries and hardships to us. This election has always been used by the state to hoodwink international opinion, implement black laws like AFSPA, PSA, and Disturbed Area Act in Jammu Kashmir and inflict more harm to populace living in Kashmir."
Malik expressed solidarity with Salim's family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.