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Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba Mufti expresses grief over killing of youths

Expressing grief and anguish over the loss of lives, especially youths, Mehbooba Mufti assured every possible help to the affected families.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: July 21, 2016 11:20:59 pm
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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday, visited Anantnag and offered condolences to the families of youths, killed during protests in the twin districts of Anantnag and Kulgam.

Expressing grief and anguish over the loss of lives, especially youths, she assured every possible help to the affected families.

She said it was painful to note that these children, who have become the victims of the senseless violence belong to the poorest of the poor families.

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Mehbooba interacted with the parents of the deceased youths and said she is pained to see the trauma they are undergoing due to the loss of their near and dear ones.

The Chief Minister said while certain quarters are only interested in playing politics over the dead bodies of the youth, it is the family members of these slain youths who have to live with the pain forever.

Ironically, it is only the parents and other immediate family members of these ill-fated youths who will have to live with the life-long trauma of losing their near and dear ones to this senseless violence, she said.

“While hundreds and thousands of people may be attending the funerals of the slain youth, tell me how many of these people then bother to visit these anguished families to help them out of difficult circumstances,” she said.

Mehbooba said the government is, however, alive to the abject condition of such distressed families.

“We will try to work out a mechanism to ensure a secure and dignified living for the kith and kin of the victims of violence so that their families don’t have to run from pillar to post to live a normal life,” she said.

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