PDP protests inside Civil Secretariat, demands end to Kashmir civilian killings 
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Jammu: First time in the recent history, a protest demonstration was carried out inside Civil Secretariat, housing the seat of government.

The protest demonstration was carried by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members led by senior PDP leaders Firdous Tak, Aijaz Mir and Yawar Mir.

The protesters assembled in the canteen of the Secretariat and marched in its lawns, demanding an end to unabated civilian killings at the hands of government forces.

The protesters were carrying banners which read stop innocent killings in Kashmir. The protesters later entered the secretariat and held demonstrations outside the office of Chief Secretary V V R Subrahmanyam and two advisors of Governor Khurshid Ganie and KK Sharma.

While talking to GNS the former MLC Firdous Tak alleged that the Governor has failed and government of India needs to react before situation slips out of New Delhi’s hand.

Tak said that blood is spilled on streets of Kashmir by government forces and such vicious cycle of violence needs to be put to an end sooner “otherwise the situation would be such that nobody would be able to control it.”

Following the protests, IGP Jammu SD Singh Jamwal, DIG Jammu Vivek Gupta along with other senior officers rushed to the civil secretariat and are taking stock of the situation.

On Saturday seven civilians were killed in post encounter clashes at Pulwama and included an MBA graduate from Indonesia University who had returned only last year.

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SOURCE: GNS

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