Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Farooq Abdullah has said that killings won’t stop in the Valley “until justice is served”.
Speaking to reporters in Reasi on Monday, the National Conference chief asked why the situation has not improved despite the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, which the BJP earlier blamed for the targeted killings. When asked about the recent killings in the Valley, particularly that of a Kashmir Pandit in Shopian, Abdullah said, “It will never stop until justice is served.”
“It has been four years since Article 370 was revoked (in August 2019) but still people are dying. If Article 370 was responsible for killings then why this innocent Pandit Puran Krishan Bhat has been killed. There must be some reason to it. Article 370 was not responsible for killings …,” he added. Puran Krishan Bhat was attacked near his residence in the south Kashmir district. He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead.—KMS