Hope student''s death won''t jolt peace process in Valley: Cong

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New Delhi, Feb 5 (PTI) Deeply regretting the death of astudent in Srinangar during an ambush by the Army againstmilitants in north Kashmir''s Kupwara district, Congress todayhoped it should not be a setback to the peace process in theValley.

"...every single death whether it was the death of twosisters earlier or the death that happened today is deeplyregrettable and unfortunate. But we also hope at the same timethat it should not be a setback to the continuing peace in theValley and to the attempt to restore total peace andnormalcy," party spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan toldreporters here.

She was reacting to the killing of a student ManzoorAhmad Magray in an ambush by the Army in north Kashmir''sKupwara district, following which a murder case was registeredagainst the unit which carried out the operation.

Natarajan said all politicial parties should cooperatein this attempt to ensure that peace and harmony in Jammu andKashmir prevails in a state which is already sensitive andfragile.

Natarajan also rejected the Somasekhara Commission reportabsolving BJP and Sangh Parivar from the attacks on churchesand prayer halls in Karnataka in 2008 alleging it was anattempt for "cover-up".

"Somasekhara report is an attempt at cover-up. It doesnot go into the depth and seriousness of the issue. We allknow of the clearly proven attacks on churches and uponvarious sections of minorities in Mangalore. This report isnothing but a whitewash and an attempt to cover up. We expectnothing better from this government. But the truth is for thepeople of the country to see," Natarjan said.

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