Srinagar, May 5: CPI (M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami Sunday strongly condemned the killing of a BJP activist in Verinag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district saying violence in any form is condemnable.
There is no justification to kill anybody and violence had no place in any civilized society. We condemn this killing in strongest words and express deep sympathy with the bereaved family.
Reportedly the security of the slain BJP activist, like hundreds of other political activists, had been withdrawn due to which he became soft target of the assailants. Political process in violence-hit Kashmir is itself a difficult task and the activists cutting across political lines are risking their lives and doing their bit to strengthen the process of peace.
However, unfortunately instead of protecting them, the security cover of hundreds of political activists of different parties, was withdrawn by the authorities recently. We have been urging the administration from day one since this decision was taken to reconsider it. The administration should encourage them by protecting them and not withdraw their security.