Srinagar, Apr 2 (PTI) Independent legislator Sheikh Abdul Rashid today held a peaceful sit-in along with his supporters here to protest the killing of four civilians in the counter-militancy operations yesterday.

Rashid, along with the supporters of his Awami Ittehad Party (AIP), took out a march from Residency road here towards the Press Enclave. They held a peaceful sit-in near the area and later dispersed, the police said.

“It seems India has gone mad. Delhi has become (a) man-eater. There are protests across India today, but pellets or bullets are not being used there. You cannot end militancy by killing militants,” Rashid told reporters here.

The Langate constituency MLA also voiced support for talks with Pakistan to address the Kashmir issue.

“The killings will continue to take place till India does not give us right to self determination. India has lost the moral battle in Kashmir as people were giving their full support to militants. It is better for India to fulfil its promises with Kashmiris,” he added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.