SRINAGAR: The killings in Paris evoked shock and outrage in Jammu and Kashmir where politicians cutting across ideological divide as well as netizens condemned the deadly attacks while others used the opportunity to castigate the French government for its "misconceived" policies in Middle East.

J&K chief minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, described the attacks as a "heinous crime" against humanity while offering condolences to the grieving French people and their government. “These attacks are unfortunate and totally against human and moral values,” he said.

Veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani said the attacks have no place in Islam and killing innocents in the name of religion is in no way justifiable, “Kashmir itself is reeling under human rights violation and could very much feel the pain of those who have lost their dear ones in Paris. Islam upholds human rights and never allows any person to shed innocent blood on earth,” Geelani said.

The attacks, which left over 130 people dead, also evoked criticism of the French government's policy in Middle East and Africa, "We witness #Paris everyday in #Syria _______but no one cares!," Farooq Kash wrote on Twitter. Many people used the attacks to criticise the "hypocrisy" and "selective outrage" of online world, "Changing the DP is not solidarity. It is hypocrisy. Palestinians too have a flag, Syrians also, so had Iraqis," Altaf Wani wrote on Twitter.

J&K's deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Kumar Singh said the attacks are an act of cowardice by the enemies of humanity, "The attacks are dastardly acts and a handiwork of the enemies of the peace who want to push the world into era of destruction and chaos," Dr Singh said.

Moderate Hurriyat chairman and Kashmir's chief cleric, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said the killing of one innocent person is the murder of entire humanity, "Terror, aggression or political violence at any place and in any form is condemnable. It is the responsibility of the international community to take note and stop the killings of innocent people whereever it takes place, be it Paris, Beirut, Baghdad or Kashmir," he said.

Senior Hurriyat leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan also condemned the attacks in French capital. “No religion allows killing of unarmed civilians. Kashmiris can feel the pain of such bloodshed as they have been witnessing such carnages for a long time,” Khan said.