‘Vested interests in armed forces involved in engineering acts of provocation for pecuniary gains’
‘Media friendly to the lobby pushing for revocation of ceasefire, painting murders in different colours’
Srinagar: Kashmir’s premiere trader’s body, The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, president Javed Ahmad Tenga expressed anguish at the grisly mowing down of youth at Nowhatta yesterday.
Tenga stated that a few days of lull in acts of violence had apparently unnerved elements inimical to any sign to peace and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir.
Reports suggest that an understanding had been reached as to not have the presence of armed forces in the area near Jamia Masjid on Friday.
Tenga said that despite this, vehicles of armed forces were seen in the area which acted as an provocation. As per the police reports, the said vehicles had taken a wrong turn. This resulted in injuries to scores or youth and resulted in the death of a 21 year old orphan Kaiser Bhat. Other’s are reported to be critical.
Tenga said, “clear images and videos of the incident have been recorded and aired. Elements in the media, friendly to the lobby pushing for revocation of the ceasefire, are trying their best to paint this murder in their usual negative colors and continue to justify the unjustifiable.”
The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry has previously also stated in the public that vested interests in the armed forces have been actively involved in engineering acts of provocation of the youth for pecuniary gains. “The crushing of young lives seems to be another such act and the KCCI urges the Government to investigate the presence of the vehicles in the area on a Friday and also the fix responsibility for the deaths which will no doubt act as a trigger for further violence. The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry condemns these killings in unequivocal terms,” the statement reads.