SRINAGAR: While expressing pain and sorrow over the killing of innocent civilians in an explosion at encounter site in Laroo village of Kulgam, CPI (M) leader and MLA Kulgam, Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami said the killings have become everyday norm in Kashmir now. On Friday a pregnant lady was killed in Pulwama district and today a number of civilians lost their lives in Kulgam and several others are injured. It is really so painful to see such killings happening everyday in Kashmir.
But unfortunately, New Delhi is watching all this like a mute spectator and seems in no mood to address the issues politically. There is a deep sense of alienation among Kashmiris, especially youth. It is this deepening alienation and anger which is driving young and old towards the deadly encounter sites. The youngsters have been pushed to the wall due to the gross mishandling of Kashmir by BJP regime in Delhi. Unfortunately political leadership seems to be reluctant to draw any lesson from the past blunders.
Given the rising toll of casualties and no visible efforts by New Delhi to hold meaningful dialogue, there is apprehension that the situation may get more complex. Besides, persistent arrogance and repression is bound to aggravate the situation further. While expressing solidarity with the bereaved families, he demanded an immediate end to the civilian killings in the Valley and magisterial enquiry into today’s unfortunate and painful incident.