Bukhari condemns Palhalan incident

Bukhari condemns Palhalan incident

Bukhari urged Governor N N Vohra to order a time-bound probe into the incident so that those responsible for this heinous act are identified and brought to book.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senior leader and MLA-elect Amirakadal, Altaf Bukhari, has strongly condemned Palhalan firing incident in which a youth was killed and two others injured.

In a statement, Bukhari said that such incidents are brazen violation of democratic norms and have a tendency to prove counterproductive for peace and tranquility in the State. “Incidents like Palhalan create an atmosphere of insecurity and fear among the people and those responsible for this reprehensible act must be identified and brought to book,” he observed.

Bukhari urged Governor N N Vohra to order a time-bound probe into the incident so that those responsible for this heinous act are identified and brought to book.

“The guilty must be taken to task so that a message goes down the line that human rights violations will not be tolerated at any cost,” Bukhari appealed the Governor.

While expressing solidarity with the bereaved family, Bukhari said that no words can assuage the grief of the family whose son was killed in the incident. “It is most unfortunate that instead of exercising maximum restraint, the security forces are said to have resorted to firing that led to this unfortunate killing.”

Bukhari said that violence in all its manifestations is condemnable as violence begets violence and the same proves to be detrimental for any civilized society. The MLA-elect called for maximum restraint to be exhibited while dealing with any kind of law and order situation.