KCCI, KEA condemn Yatri Killings, demand probe

Srinagar: The Kashmir Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) on Tuesday, organized a protest march from Chamber Office to Press enclave, lead by Sr. Vice President Gowhar Maqbool and Mohammad Ibrahim Shahdad, Past President KCC&I.

Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 19 injured, after a suspected militant attack on the government forces in Batengoo, a village between Khanbal and Bejbehara, an area of Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, an Emergency Meeting of the Executive Committee of The Kashmir Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (Inc) was convened today on the 11th of July, 2017 at the Chamber Office.

In the meeting, “the innocent killings and blood shedding of all human beings were condemned in strong words.”

“With the contradictory statements made by the Chief Minister, Dy. Chief Minister, various political leaders and police officials regarding the incident doubts have arisen about the facts of the attack,” they said.

While condemning the attack the Chamber demanded a time bound probe in the incident by a Supreme Court judge to “expose the perpetrators of such heinous killings.”

The Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation (KTMF) headed by Haji Muhammad Yasin Khan on Tuesday also has condemned the attack on Amaranth pilgrims in South Kashmir.

In a statement, Khan, who also heads the Kashmir Economic Alliance (KEA) said “In this hour of grief, entire Kashmir is with the families of those bereaved.”

Reiterating that Kashmir is “a land of communal harmony”, Khan appealed to the the people to “be united in this hour of grief and not fall prey to communal forces of divide.”

Khan also sought extra attention of the government towards the security of Kashmiris Muslims outside Kashmir.


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