Opposition PDP Saturday accused the state government of not being serious about bringing those responsible for the killing of innocent youths in Jammu and Kashmir to book saying instead of punishing the guilty, it was using oppressive measures to provoke further resentment.
"The government seems totally non-existent. Instead of punishing the guilty it is using oppressive measures to suppress people's anguish and sentiments which causes further resentment. Even the current situation did not sensitize the CM who preferred to holiday in Ladakh and Gulmarg showing a non-serious attitude," PDP general secretary Mohammad Dilawar Mir said in a statement in Srinagar.
Expressing deep shock and anguish over the recent killing of youths in various parts of valley, Mir criticized the government for its failure to protect lives and property of the people.
"The wanton arrest of youth in Srinagar and atrocities on rural populace has turned the valley into hell. Law and order situation in the state has totally collapsed and the people especially the youth feel very insecure," he said.
Meanwhile, PDP leader and MLA Sangrama Syed Basharat Bukhari Saturday criticized the government for "failing" to protect the lives of the civilians and condemned the killings of two youths in Sopore Friday.
"The government has failed to protect the lives of the people here," Bukhari said in a statement.