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SRINAGAR: All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee (APSCC) on Wednesday expressed resentment over the silence maintained by Hurriyat leadership over the killing of Sikh youth, Simranjeet Singh from Khasipora Tral village of Pulwama district last week. A youth from minority community was killed in Tral but it is unfortunate that the pro-freedom leadership has so far maintained silence over it.

In a statement to Valley Media Service, APSCC chairman Jagmohan Singh Raina said, “though United Jihad Council (UJC) has said that “the youth was killed by agencies but they must use sources to identify those involved in the killing.” He added that some “vested interests” are trying to harm the centuries old communal harmony in the Valley but “we won’t allow them to succeed as the people irrespective of their religion are living in the society in unison and are helping each other besides sharing their grief and happiness.”

He said that they visited the residence of slain youth where they expressed solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for their courage to bear this irreparable loss. Many Sikh leaders addressed the gathering including Dr. Joginder Singh Shan, Devinder Singh, Manjeet Singh, Master Karan Singh.

Raina added that that there is anger among the minority community here over the “silence maintained by the pro-freedom camp over the killing and in case such acts will continue then the agencies who are working for dividing and migrating the minority community enmasse will succeed.” He said during the condolence meet on Wednesday at Tral, all those sarpanchs and panchs who emerged successful in the last year’s Panchayat elections have decided to resign enmasse.

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