J-K CM condemns civilian killings; calls for restraint in 'provocative' situations

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Jammu, April 17: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has expressed deep anguish over the death of a 23-year-old man in Batamaloo area of the city, even as she asked the security forces to 'exercise maximum restraint while operating in provocative situations'.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti

The Chief Minister has directed the security forces to exercise maximum restraint while performing their duties in provocative situations and follow the laid down standard operating procedures strictly in such cases, an official spokesman said.

The J-K CM has sought a report from the state police about an incident of violence at Degree College Pulwama on Sunday in which more than 50 students were injured. "The chief minister has also sought a report on the surfacing of some 'disturbing' videos in the valley, which she termed as 'unacceptable and atrocious'," the spokesman added.


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