‘Asks Admin to probe the incident and take adequate security measures to prevent such incidents’

Srinagar: Apni Party President Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari on Friday condemned the attack on Anees-ul-Islam Party’s contesting candidate for DDC elections from Sagam-Kokernag in district Anantnag.

In a statement, Bukhari said such violent incidents add to the miseries and sufferings of people and cannot be ignored by anyone in civilised society across the world.

“This dastardly attack on our contesting candidate is a manifestation of frustration among forces inimical to peace and the rising popularity of Apni Party among the people,” he said while urging the administration to take serious cognizance of this incident and take all necessary security measures in this regard.

Bukhari said those involved in this incident should not be allowed to go scot-free and the administration must identify and nab the culprits behind such attacks and book them under stringent laws.

He said that the attack on unarmed grass root level political activists is a show of cowardice which cannot be justified by any means and philosophies patronizing such attackers.

He expressed solidarity with the family of Anees-ul-Islam and prayed for his speedy recovery.

Bukhari also sought a thorough security review for vulnerable political workers who reside in more violence-prone areas in JK.

“The JK government should take a review of the security situation and take measures to prevent recurrence of such attacks in future,” he added.


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