Sentiments are hurt, but refrain from violence: J&K govt

The state cabinet condemned the alleged act of desecration of a holy book in the US and appealed to the people not to take law in their hands while staging protests against the incident.

Srinagar: With widespread violence claiming
12 lives in Jammu and Kashmir today, the state cabinet
condemned the alleged act of desecration of a holy book in the
US and appealed to the people not to take law in their hands
while staging protests against the incident.

The state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief minister Omar
Abdullah this evening took stock of incidents of law and order
breakdown in parts of the state which were prompted by reports
about the alleged incident of desecration of the holy book in
the US, an official spokesman said.

He said the cabinet was unanimous in condemning the
alleged acts as reported by an international news channel.

The spokesman said the cabinet also expressed its
understanding of the genuinely hurt sentiments of the people
on this account.

However, it was decided to make a fervent appeal to the
people of the state not to take law in their own hands while
staging protests against the alleged incidents which only
result in an avoidable loss of life and property, the
spokesman added.

Fresh violence today claimed 12 lives and left 70 injured
with protestors torching several government properties and a
private school following report of the sacrilege act.

-PTI

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