Army Regrets Loss of Life at Qazigund; Initiates Inquiry
Srinagar, July 19: The Army deeply regrets, the unfortunate loss of life in the incident at Churat, Qazigund where the troops were forced to open fire yesterday, when a large number of protesters turned violent resorting to heavy stone pelting and attempted to snatch weapons from the army personal.
Expressing grief over the loss of life and injuries sustained by the protesters, Army today appealed to the people to maintain peace and refrain from attacking Security Forces or their vehicles or establishments thus creating situations where the security forces are left with no option but to retaliate in self-defence.
The Army also pledges to provide all possible assistance to the bereaved families and to the persons injured in the unfortunate incident.
An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.