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Man running ‘Himayat’ centre shot dead
SRINAGAR, June 26: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a protected person Kifayat Hussain Mir of Bhoripora, Sopore today.

Mir, 40 was running a Himayat Centre and was guarded by two PSOs for his protection. The deceased was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen at Shankergund Sopore. However, his security guards were not present there.

He had contested the last assembly elections unsuccessfully.

Besides running a car workshop, the deceased was also associated with a ‘Himayat’ Centre that facilitates skill enhancement of local youth under a scheme by the Union Ministry of Rural Development.

According to witnesses, Mir was at his office in Shankergund village at 10 AM when gunmen barged in and opened fired.

Police forces confirmed that Mir died on the spot.

Strongly condemning the killing of Kifayat by unidentified gunmen, PDP president, Mehbooba Mufti today said senseless killings only result in tragedies.

She lamented that such unfortunate killings were direct result of the derailing of reconciliatory process. “Prevailing insecurity, fear and lawlessness is because of the wrong policies government,” she observed.

She said unexplained killings have become Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of the National Conference since ’96 adding “the present rulers have miserably failed to protect the lives of people.”

She said by splashing more and more blood on ground we will not achieve anything and regretted that “Only number of orphans, widows and wailing parents gets increased and that is an unfortunate trend."

Expressing her heartfelt solidarity with the bereaved family she demanded a thorough probe and time bound to bring to book the perpetrators of this heinous crime.

News Updated at : Wednesday, June 26, 2013
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