J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti Heads a Meeting on Law and Order Situation

As tension prevailed in Kashmir on the fourth day, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday (April 16) sought to douse the flames by visiting families of those killed since Tuesday in firing by security forces and assured them of justice amid her assertion that such incidents are “unacceptable”. Mehbooba reached out to the families of the victims in the hour of grief even as curfew-like restrictions continued in certain parts of Kashmir and mobile internet services were snapped throughout the Valley. As tension persisted, Mehbooba visited and consoled the family of 18-year-old Arif Hussain Dar who was killed yesterday when army opened fire to disperse stone-pelting mobs outside a camp in Nathnusa area of Kupwara, 100 kms from here. She visited families of other deceased also. Mehbooba flew to Kupwara to make an on-the-spot assessment of the situation. She also chaired a meeting of local officers which was attended by Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Minister for Rural Development Abdul Haq Khan, MLA Handwara Sajad Lone, Chief Secretary B R Sharma, DGP K Rajendra Kumar and senior Army officer. She made it clear that no civilian should be harmed while security forces deal with law-and-order situations. She said she had a telephonic conversation with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar late last evening and also metNorthern Army Commander Lt Gen D S Hooda and told them that incidents like the ones at Handwara and Nathnusa are”unacceptable” and come as a major setback to the efforts of the state government in consolidating peace dividends in the state.

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