Mayor of Srinagar on killings of civilians in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar Mayor Junaid Mattu told media that Pakistan-backed elements were behind it.


Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu condemned the killings of civilians that took place today in Jammu and Kashmir and called on all communities to unite on this issue.

Speaking to the media, the mayor said: “The elements supported by Pakistan are behind this. We should all go out on the streets and take a stand as a society that we will not allow this.

“I call on all communities to come together. Kashmir belongs to people of all religious beliefs,” he added.

Reacting to the killing of two government teachers by terrorists in the Eidgah area of ​​Srinagar earlier today, Jammu and Kashmir’s senior police official Dilbag Singh said civilians were being targeted for creating community tensions in the territory of the Union.

“These recent incidents of targeting civilians must create an atmosphere of fear and community discord here. This is a conspiracy to target local ethics and values ​​to defame local Kashmiri Muslims,” Mr. Singh to the media.

“We are investing in this case. Jammu and Kashmir police have received evidence in previous incidents of this type,” added the police official.

A new investigation into this matter is underway.

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Ruth R. Culp