National Conference and Congress on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of youth in Handwara and demanded a judicial probe into the killings. Peoples Conference chairman and Minister for Social Welfare Sajad Gani Lone also demanded an "impartial probe into the incident."
NC president Dr Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah, while expressing grief and sorrow over the killings, conveyed their solidarity to the families of the two slain youth and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
"The onus is on the State government and Chief Minister to ensure the truth comes to fore without any delay or adulteration and the guilty are brought to the book," a party spokesman said.
NC's General Secretary Ali Muhammad Sagar demanded impartial probe into the killings and the entire incident.
Expressing deep shock and grief over the loss of two precious lives in Handwara, JK Congress Chief Ghulam Ahmed Mir strongly condemned the firing by army personnel on protestors.
"There should be impartial probe into this incident so that truth comes to fore and guilty are punished," he said.
Senior PDP leader and MP Fayaz Ahmad Mir expressed grief and sorrow over the death of two youth in Handwara.
Chairman PDF and MLA Khansahib Hakeem Muhammad Yasin condemned the firing on civilians by Army in Handwara town.
Demanding time-bound judicial probe into the killings, CPI(M) leader and MLA Kulgam termed the killings as heinous.
"The time-bound judicial probe is need of the hour," he said.
Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC-Q) president Abdul QayoomWani strongly condemning the killings in Handwara and said the guilty should be brought to book.