New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (CPI) today demanded a judicial probe into the recent killings of four civilians in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the “unprovoked action” was alienating large populace of the state from the mainstream.
The Left party also demanded immediate withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the hilly state.
“It is necessary that a judicial enquiry be ordered and the Armed Forces Special Powers Act be withdrawn at the earliest,” CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said here.
He said it was very unfortunate that four people were killed and 15 injured in the firing. The firing was allegedly carried out by the BSF. The firing was unnecessary, he said, adding that the BSF camp had been closed in the area after the incident, but accountability had to be fixed for the deaths.