Governor condemns killing of elderly man in Bhadarwah, urges people to remain calm

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Friday condemned the killing of an elderly man in Bhadarwah and urged the people not to take law and order into their own hands.

“I urge all the people not to take law and order in their hand. People should also co-operate with the law enforcing agencies,” Governor said in a press statement.

Governor Malik also advised the prominent leaders of the town to help the Police and Civil administration in pacifying the protestors.

He directed the police and civil administration to spare no efforts in bringing the culprits to justice and ensure that no anti-social element succeed in exploiting the situation and shatter the sense of brotherhood and harmony existing among the people of Bhaderwah since centuries.

Nayeem Ahmad Shah was allegedly shot dead by cow vigilantes before dawn yesterday while he was heading towards his home. His killing has triggered widespread protests in Bhadarwah.