GCC condemns targeted civilian killings in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 02 (KNS): The Group of Concerned Citizens (GCC) comprising persons from a cross section of society, including vice chancellors and other academicians, journalists, businessmen, retired senior civil servants, educational administrators, lawyers and retired judges on Thursday condemned the recent targeted killing of  civilian persons in Kashmir.

In a statement, issued to Kashmir News Service (KNS), GCC said that such targeted killing of innocent persons is an assault on universal human values and totally against the tenets of all religions including Islam. 
“We appeal to all the people in Kashmir to strongly condemn such acts and extend full support and cooperation to the employees from the minority community for their security and protection,” reads that statement.
It added that they also extend they heartfelt  condolences to the bereaved families in this hour of grief and pray to almight God to give them strength to bear the irreparable loss of their near and dear ones. 
“We also pray to God for eternal peace to the departed souls. Simultaneously, we appeal to the concerned authorities in the government to provide adequate security to the migrant and other vulnerable employees working in Kashmir.”
It said that they also call upon the UT administration to get all such incidents thoroughly investigated and bring the culprits to book, without any delay. (KNS)

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