NEW DELHI: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has strongly condemned the killing of a youth at Damhal, Hanjipora in district Anantnag allegedly in the security forces’ custody. In a statement issued here today, PDP President Mehbooba Mufti while expressing grief and anguish over the murder of the poor baker Riyaz Ahmad, said forces personnel are responsible for the “reprehensible” act must be immediately taken to task to restore the shattered public confidence.
She said the unwarranted use of force against the protesters in the area has only fueled the crisis leading to public upsurge. She said such appalling incidents have the potential of fueling alienation and setting a blow to the peace efforts of the Coalition Government.
The PDP President pointed out that despite repeated admonishes, even at the Prime Minister’s level, recurrence of such tragic incidents is not only uncalled for but demands concrete political measures to salvage the battered public dignity in the State. The PDP has also condemned the police action on the protesters in the area.