Jammu and Kashmir Congress seeks probe into civilian killings in Kulgam

Two civilians were killed yesterday, one in an encounter between militants and security forces and another in the protests that followed in Frisal area of Kulgam.

Published: 13th February 2017 07:02 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2017 07:02 PM   |  A+A-

Two soldiers guard the roadway to Sri Pratap College Srinagar in Kashmir valley. | PTI File Photo

By PTI

JAMMU: The Congress has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to conduct a probe into the killing of two civilians in Kulgam district and bring those responsible to book.

"The incident is most unfortunate and unacceptable. The state government should conduct a probe into the killings and bring the persons responsible to book," Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee President G A Mir said today.

Two civilians were killed yesterday, one in an encounter between militants and security forces and another in the protests that followed in Frisal area of Kulgam.

Four local militants and two army men were killed in the encounter that lasted several hours yesterday.

Mir also appealed to the people "not to confront security forces" as it might create a law and order problem and disturb peace.

"The valley has already suffered immensely due to the summer unrest resulting in loss of precious lives and injuries to thousands. It should not happen again," he said.

Mir also urged upon the people, especially youths, not to take law in hands and to restore peace.

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