PAGD asks Govt to clear doubts on Rambagh encounter

PAGD asks Govt to clear doubts on Rambagh encounter
Police and paramilitary forces at the site of Rambagh shooting.Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Kulgam: Peoples’ Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) spokesperson and CPI (M) senior leader Muhammad Yusuf Tarigami Thursday asked the government to clear doubts on the Rambagh encounter.

“Yet another incident happened at Rambagh in Srinagar on Wednesday wherein certain doubts have been raised. The government should come clean on it and bring to the fore facts before the public,” Tarigami said addressing CPI (M) workers at Kulgam.

Police on Wednesday said that it killed three militants in a brief encounter at Rambagh. “PAGD stands for the judicial probe into the Hyderpora encounter in which four persons were killed,” Tarigami said. He said a sense of insecurity was prevailing among the people and laws were being violated.

“People are living under fear. The need is to ensure safeguarding the rights of all communities, regions, political parties, civil society, and media,” Tarigami said. He said that all institutions should be allowed to function within the ambit of the law. “The government is arbitrarily invoking draconian laws including UAPA and PSA to curb the voices of dissent. The jails in and outside J&K are filled with Kashmiris,” Tarigami said.

He urged the government to safeguard the rights of every citizen and instill a sense of security among the people. “Until and unless every citizen feels safe, peace will remain a distant dream,” Tarigami said.

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