Maulana Showkat Ahmad Shah’s murder in a mysterious explosion outside a mosque, has once again started the typical killing spree of the coming summer. We are losing our think-tanks and leaders cheaply and so fast. After Mirwaiz Maulvi Farooq and especially after recent killings of Abdul Gani Lone and Sheikh Aziz, the religious leader heading a religious group Jamiat-e-Ahli-Hadith and also the social activist’s death is yet another big blow to Kashmiris which will increase resentment, anger, hatred, disharmony and chaos, sense of insecurity and ceaseless bloodbath among masses. Let the government take the security of leaders of different capacities seriously so that such heartrending incidents can be contained. After all when will the sense of security prevail in the valley?
Syed Adfar Rashid Shah