The Kashmir Walla

Shopian killings: NC for action against killers of slain youth

Jammu: National Conference MLA Altaf Wani here on Thursday raised the issue of Shopian killings in the legislative assembly and sought immediate arrest of the army men responsible for firing the protesters and punishment to them.

However PDP MLA from Shopian Mohd Yousuf Bhat sought compensation to the families of slain youth.

According to the KNS correspondent, raising the issue the National Conference MLA from Pahalgam Altaf Wani told the house that two more injured youth have succumbed but the government is not seriously pursuing the probe order by it to punish the army men who fired on protestor resulting in the killing of four civilians so for.

Intervening in the discussion the PDP MLA from Shopian Mohd Yousuf Bhat demanded compensation for the families of youth killed in the army firing so for.

It may be recalled here that two youth were killed the day army opened fire on protestors in Shopian last week and three more injured youth have succumbed to injuries Tuesday and Wednesday this week. The death toll in the Army firing has reached five so far. (KNS)