Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has strongly condemned the militant attack on a BSF vehicle in Bijbehara area of district Anantnag in which two security forces personnel lost their lives.
Immediately after the attack, the Chief Minister spoke to DG BSF Mr. K K Sharma and expressed anguish and sorrow over the death of BSF personnel in the attack.
“Such senseless attack is a desperate attempt by the elements inimical to peace to derail the peace efforts of the Government and subvert the rejuvenating economic activity in the State,” the Chief Minister said in a statement.
Ms Mehbooba said the elements inimical to interests of Jammu and Kashmir have always tried to derail the peace efforts and the latest militant strike at Bijbehara was again aimed at subverting the peace and development initiatives launched by the Government.
“These elements have always been inimical to the interests of Jammu and Kashmir and have tried to derail any peace effort initiated in the larger interest of the people of the State and the region,” she said and added that such dastardly attacks and senseless killings have only brought miseries to the people and tragedies for the victim families, both security forces personnel and the civilians.
“The only purpose of such gory acts seems to be to keep the turmoil in the state on and the latest attack is again aimed at vitiating the atmosphere,” she said.
Ms Mehbooba while expressing solidarity with the bereaved families of the security forces personnel prayed for early recovery of the injured including civilians.
“I would like to express my sincere condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in today’s attack,” she said.