Two MLAs and a former state minister on Saturday met Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra in Srinagar and expressed concern over the use of pellet guns in dealing with protestors in the Valley.
CPI(M) legislator M Y Tarigami, independent MLA Hakeem Yaseen and former minister G H Mir called on the Governor to discuss the present situation in Kashmir Valley.
“We had a detailed discussion with the Governor about the present scenario in Kashmir,” Tarigami said.
He said they spoke to Vohra about the suffering caused by use of pellet guns and other weapons against the protestors which are proving to be lethal and have proved detrimental to the overall situation.
Tarigami said they also expressed concern over the “indiscriminate arrests” made by police.
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“We had thought that the present government would have learnt lessons but unfortunately they have continued with the mistakes,” he said.
The MLA from south Kashmir’s Kulgam said the “gagging media” was unacceptable and it would encourage rumour
“The ban on press is draconian and highly unacceptable, which will encourage rumour mongering and is bound to prove counter-productive,” Tarigami said.