Bukhari denounces targeted killings in J&K; says no bigger shame than this

Jammu, Jun 5 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party chief Altaf Bukhari on Sunday said the recent targeted killings in the Union territory are "not only the failure of the system, but also that of the public".

He also said that if one fails to stop the killings, it will be a big shame.

Jammu and Kashmir have witnessed eight targeted killings since May 1. Three of the victims were off-duty policemen and five were civilians.

Bukhari said his party will do whatever possible to mobilize public support against the murder of innocents, and also urged the government to ensure foolproof security for the minority community and for the upcoming Amarnath yatra.

We feel it (targeted killings) is not only the failure of the system but also the failure of the public. If we fail to stop it, there is nothing more shameful than this, he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here to welcome new entrants into the party fold.