Don’t kill but bring back missing youth: CM tells Police

‘Killers of Khrew teacher, ATM Guard, Junaid won’t go unpunished’

Srinagar: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Friday asked police to try its best to bring back youth who have fled their homes to join militancy in recent years and show patience in crowd control management during street protests in the State, addressing Police Commemoration Day parade at Zewan Police complex Chief Minister asked police to try its best to bring back youth missing for the last few years instead of choosing to kill them in encounters so that such youth are brought back into the mainstream.

According to KNS correspondent, while complimenting police for showing patience during last hundred days of unrest in Kashmir Chief Minister regretted the killings of a teacher at Khrew, an ATM guard and a minor youth Junaid during the current unrest in Kashmir.

Stating that a family has not to be punished for the fault of a single soul Mehbooba asked policemen to try to save the eyes of youth from the bullet shots and instead take wounds on their bodies.

Disclosing that she has already taken up the issue of innocent killings like that of Junaid and a lecturer in Khrew, Mehbooba said such killings should be probed and perpetrators of such killings deserve stern punishment.

Asking Police to show restraint to the extent of even sacrificing their lives for securing the lives of children Mehbooba said Pakistan too has to respond positively to the current situation in Kashmir as the problems erupting in Pakistan have a direct bearing on the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Saying that despite war like situation the trans border movements at Wagah is continuing as usual Mehbooba said its only Kashmir where peace is disturbed by India Pakistan hostility and disruption of bilateral dialogue.

Claiming that the current trouble in Kashmir won’t last long Chief Minister said “small children pelting stones on streets have not to negotiate the Kashmir settlement but it is the top leadership in New Delhi and Islamabad who have to reconcile and look for a workable settlement on Kashmir.

Reiterating that her government is committed to repeal draconian laws like AFSPA Mehbooba said the current trouble in Kashmir has come in the way of the implementation of the Agenda of alliance which manly includes the settlement of draconian laws. (KNS)

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