SRINAGAR — In a display of unity and resilience, hundreds of individuals from diverse backgrounds took to the streets of Kashmir on Thursday to condemn the killing of two young workers from Punjab.
According to reports received here, candlelight vigils were held across various districts of Kashmir, spanning north, south, and central regions, as a poignant protest against the recent killings. Demonstrators passionately voiced their plea for an end to violence, advocating for a future characterized by peace and fairness.
During these gatherings, participants resounded with chants denouncing the senseless loss of innocent lives and stood in solidarity with the bereaved families of the victims. They lamented these tragic events as sombre chapters in Kashmir’s history, evoking widespread sorrow and anguish among the populace.
Echoing a collective desire for tranquillity, the demonstrators underscored the imperative of moving beyond the spectre of violence and embracing a life of harmony alongside their loved ones. They emphasized the inherent value and sanctity of human existence, urging against its wanton squandering.
Furthermore, the protesters vehemently condemned these acts of aggression as deliberate endeavours to disrupt peace and impede the region’s developmental progress.
The recent violence unfolded on Wednesday evening when Amritpal Singh, a 31-year-old hailing from Amritsar, Punjab, fell victim to a fatal shooting by militants in the Shaheed Gunj area of Srinagar. His companion, Rohit, aged 25, sustained grave injuries and tragically succumbed to them at a tertiary care hospital in Srinagar on Thursday morning.