National Conference (NC), Congress and CPI(M) on Tuesday demanded action against those involved in the firing of Handwara in Kashmir Valley ,in which two youths were killed, and said the guilty be brought to book without any delay.
NC president Farooq Abdullah and working president Omar Abdullah said the onus was on Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti to ensure that the truth comes to the fore without any delay and the guilty are brought to book.
They expressed grief and sorrow over the incident and conveyed their solidarity with the families of the two youths, a party spokesman said in Srinagar.
Condemning the firing by security forces, Congress and CPI(M) demanded a probe into the killing of two youths.
“Expressing deep shock and grief over the loss of two precious lives in Handwara, JPCC president GA Mir has strongly condemned the firing by army personnel,” a PCC spokesman said.
He said the “unfortunate incident could have been avoided” and demanded a probe into the incident, “so that the truth comes out and the guilty personnel are punished”.
CPI(M) MLA from Kulgam Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami also condemned the firing in Handwara town and demanded a time-bound judicial probe into the incident.
“The alleged incident of molestation of a girl and subsequent killing of two youth in firing during protests is highly condemnable and heinous act which cannot be tolerated in any civilised society,” Tarigami said.
He demanded that the authorities take action against those involved in the incident.
Hardline Hurriyat conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani called for shutdown across Kashmir on Wednesday to protest the killing of the two youths.
Moderate Hurriyat leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also condemned the firing by security forces.