Militants today opened fire on a group of local civilians engaged in daily labour in Keran Sector, North Kashmir resulting in the death of one local civilian while injuring another.
As the group of locals employed as porters was moving in the forward area of Keran Sector, some militants hiding in thick jungles opened indiscriminate fire instantly killing Shaukat Chauhan, 25 years, son of Mangta Chauhan of Kachama village while another was seriously injured. Despite the poor weather, the injured, after being given first aid by an Army doctor, was evacuated by helicopter to the Army hospital in BB Cantt, Srinagar where his condition is stated to be stable.
Such acts are a clear indication of frustration of terror outfits who have now even started targeting innocent, unarmed locals who are earning their livelihood through honest hard work.
Army expresses its deep condolences on the death of Shaukat Chauhan and stands in firm solidarity with his family in this hour of grief and loss. " The Army is committed in extending all possible assistance to the bereaved family and in providing the best medical care to the injured person.
Resolution passed by Rajya Sabha on situation in the Kashmir Valley today
Following is the text of the Resolution passed by the Rajya Sabha today on the situation in the Kashmir Valley:
“This House expresses its serious concern over the prolonged turbulence, violence and curfew in the Kashmir valley. The House conveys its deep sense of anguish and concern over the loss of lives and critical injuries caused by the deteriorating situation. The House is of the firm and considered view that while there cannot be any compromise on national security, it is equally imperative that urgent steps are taken to restore order and peace for the alleviation of the sufferings of the people.
The House earnestly appeals to all sections of the society in Jammu & Kashmir to work for the early restoration of normalcy and harmony and unanimously resolves to restore the confidence among the people in general and youth in particular.”