Magam Photograph Row: Army officer apologises, asks people to maintain calm

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The Army officer allegedly responsible for removing and setting the photograph of slain Iranian military commander Qasim Sulumani on fire on Tuesday apologized on behalf of his subordinate to the people.

“I appeal all the people to maintain calm,” the officer said.

According to Kashmir News Trust (KNT) report the Commanding Officer 2 Rashtriya Rifles Colonel Raman visited the house and re-installed the photograph of Qasim Sulemani. The Army officer was accompanied by Tehsildar Pattan.

“The officer apologized to the people present in the village and re-installed the photograph of the slain Iranian military commander. Tehsildar Pattan too appealed to people to maintain calm,” KNT report said.

Officer’s apology comes after protests erupted in Magam and adjacent areas of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Thursday.

Reportedly, the people staged a massive protest in Magam town after an army officer allegedly burnt down the photograph of Iranian slain military commander Qasim Sulemani.

Locals alleged that an Army officer removed the photograph of Qasim Sulemani from the wall of a house and burnt it down in Mulbuchan village which is less than a kilometer away from Magam town.

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