March 2007 News

Latest killings a pointer that de-militarisation harmful: Azad

30 March 2007
Indo-Asian News Service

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Friday said the brutal killing of five Hindus by terrorists in Rajouri district a day earlier should 'serve as a lesson to all those calling for de- militarisation of the state'.Talking to newspersons at the army hospital where four people wounded in the attack late Thursday in Banglar area of Rajouri are being treated, Azad said: 'Militants have their own calendar of terror events, sometimes they lie low and often bounce back with brutal terror attacks.' 'Their lying low should not be misconstrued as the end of terrorism,' he said, adding, 'The killing of five people proves our point that de- militarisation is harmful to the state at this point of time.' Azad arrived here Friday afternoon from Delhi and went straight to the army hospital at Satwari on the outskirts of Jammu. He was informed Friday morning of the terror attack in which the terrorists first segregated labourers working on a road construction on the basis of their faith and then opened fire on the Hindu labourers. Five were killed on the spot, and four others wounded. Expressing sympathy with the kin of those killed and injured, Azad asked the administration to provide all help to them. He said the killings clearly indicate the savageness and frustration of the militants.


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