Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]Oct. 7 (ANI): Mayor of Srinagar, Junaid Azim Mattu has condemned the killings of civilians that took place in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and called on all communities to unite on the issue.
Addressing the media here, the mayor said: “The Pakistani-backed elements are behind this. We should all come out into the streets and take a stand as a society that we will not allow this.”
“I call on all communities to stand together. Kashmir belongs to people of all religious beliefs,” he added.
Reacting to the killing of two government teachers by terrorists in Eidgah area of Srinagar earlier today, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said civilians were being targeted to create communal tension in the territory of the Union (UT).
“These recent incidents of targeting civilians must create an atmosphere of fear and communal discord here. This is a plot to target local ethos and values to defame local Kashmiri Muslims,” Singh told reporters. media here.
“We are investing in the case. Jammu and Kashmir Police have received evidence in previous such incidents,” the DGP added.
Further investigation into this is ongoing. (ANI)