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Congress strongly condemns attack on party leader

Attack on Shah amounts to silencing genuine voices before polling: G A Mir


Srinagar, Mar 22 (KNS): The J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has strongly condemned the attack on PCC General Secretary & Chairman Anantnag Municipal Committee Hilal Ahmad Shah today, urging upon the Government to ascertain the identity of the attackers for severe punishment.

In a statement issued to KNS, G.A. Mir while condemning the attack expressed serious concern over the attempt on the life of PCC General Secretary Hilal Ahmad Shah in which he has narrow escape leaving his personnel Security Guard serious injured.

He said the attack on Hilal Ahmad Shah amounts to silencing the genuine voices before the polling in Anantnag Parliamentary Constituency and described the attack as dastardly, mindless.

He asked the Government to investigate the incident of firing on Congress Leader to ascertain the identity of the attackers for severe punishment.

Congress believes that the attack on Hilal Ahmad Shah was a deliberate attempt to scuttle the movement of Congress leaders in Anantnag, which has to be investigated and the identity of attackers must ascertain G.A. Mir said.

“Congress demands adequate security cover to its leaders to ensure their safety,” G.A. Mir added and said that Congress party will not be cowed down by such attacks, “it will continue to work for the wellbeing and development of the people,” G A Mir said. (KNS)