Deaths of civilians matter of concern: Omar

Posted By: Samyuktha
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Srinagar, Jun 21: In the wake of agitations over the death of a youngster, allegedly killed in police firing, the Chief Minister of Jammu Kashmir Omar Abdullah has vowed that his government will take steps to put an end to human right violations.

“Death of any innocent civilian is always a matter of concern and pain for any responsible government...We shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that no (further) human rights violation occurs," Mr Abdullah said.

The CM's statement came on Sunday, Jun 20 in a meeting with his legislators. During the meeting, Mr Abduallah and his MLAs discussed the law and order situation in the Old City, where violence broke out over the youth's death.

“I have already directed the security forces to strictly follow the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to ensure that no innocent lives are lost and no collateral damage is caused while dealing with law and order situations," the Chief Minister added.

Appealing to the people to cooperate with the government in maintaining peace and order in the state, CM Abdullah assured that the government will not show any complacency in dealing with law and order situation and elements responsible for perpetrating stone pelting and other such incidents will be dealt with severely.

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