By M M Special Correspondent
New Delhi: All India Muslim Majli-e-Mushawarat, a joint platform of leading Muslim organistions Monday condemned the killing of innocent civilians in Pulwama district in Kashmir and demanded resignation of Governor Sataya Pal Malik. It also urged the government to pay compensation at least Rs 15 lac to the victim’s families.
“All India Majlis e Mushawarat, the confederation of 18 muslim organisations and apex body of Indian Muslims, strongly condemns the brutal killings of innocent civilians by the security forces in Pulwama District of Kashmir valley.”
I condemn brutal killings of innocents in Pulwama Dist. of Kashmir; demands resignation of Governor Satyapal Malik and adequate compensation to injured and to the families of deceased, said Mushawa President Navaid Hamid.
The unfortunate tragedy of Pulwama in which dozens were injured and around ten innocents have lost lives according to media reports.
It is perhaps the first incident in which large number of innocent civilians were mercilessly killed or injured by the security forces since 1990, he said and reminded that earlier such incident had taken place when police had fired at funeral procession of Maulvi Mohammad Farooq in which dozens were killed but the then government was at least prompt to respond and remove Jagmohan as governor of state.
He also slammed the Modi government for its “silence” on the killing.
“It is utterly shameful that union government has remained completely silent on this unfortunate incident and killings. It’s appalling that the government is adopting double standards while dealing with protestors”, he said.
We all have seen that how violent protestors had attacked police and other security personnel in Haryana agitation and at other places in past and more recently at Bulandshahar in U.P, he pointed out.
It is our firm view that security forces should have exercised restraint while dealing with public anger in Pulwama, which is integral part of India too. Had such incidents had taken place in any other part of country, the state government had collapsed but no body is there to shed tears for the innocents of the Kashmir who unfortunately are victims of both – the millitants and the security forces.
Since appointment of Mr. Satyapal Malik as governor of J&K, things had deteriorated and citizens are becoming restless because of vaccum in poltical space beside other genuine reasons. As a former politician Governor Satyapal Malik has no right to continue in Raj Bhawan of troubled sensitive state and need to resign immediately, Mushawarat leader said.