In a statement AMK (Adbee Markaz Kamraz Jammu and Kashmir) spokesman, expressing grief over the loss of lives and continued violence in Kashmir, said:
“It has been a difficult time to even get connected with the members of the executive due to communication blockade and respond to the situation that has left people helpless. The way the situation has unfolded in past two weeks, it is painful and unbearable. Killing of civilians has added a new chapter to the darkness that has enveloped Kashmir for long time. It is pains us to express grief over the death of young boys and express solidarity with those who have fallen victim to pellet guns and are at the verge of losing the eye sight. There cannot be more sordid situation than this’ reads the statement urging the government to immediately reconsider the use of these pellet guns.”
The AMK as a federation of literary and cultural organisations has urged the writers to rise to the occasion and reflect the pain, agony and sufferings of people through their writings.
“A single word of a writer makes a difference in such a situation. We urge our writers and intelligentsia to come forward and register their protest through their writings and that certainly would make a difference. The writers should not stay away on such occasions and if they do so it would mean that were a dead and soul less society,”
said the statement.