Srinagar: After 57 days of unrest in Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today visited the family of a victim of security forces firing in Kulgam district and said everyone should strive for peace in the state.
“Visited the family of late Mashooq Ahmed, firing victim of Kund, Kulgam and offered heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” Mehbooba said in a Facebook post.
This is first time the Chief Minister visited the residence of any of the people killed in the violence. She had earlier met some of the families of firing victims on July 21 in south Kashmir but the meeting was arranged in a government place.
The Chief Minister also posted a short video and photographs, taken during her interaction with the bereaved family on her Facebook page. “The loss of human lives is a colossal tragedy and every one should strive for peace in J&K,” she wrote.
Seventy people have died in the unrest that was triggered a day after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter with security forces on July 8.