Srinagar: The Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman, Haji Mohammed Yasin Khan has condemned the continued bloodbath in Valley and terming it “genocide” of Kashmiri Muslims by the state government.
“Where, other than Kashmir, does it happen that peace protesters or stone pelters are treated with bullets? This is nothing but genocide of Kashmiri Muslims,” he said.
Khan, who also heads the Kashmir Traders and Manufacturers Federation, said the government should feel ashamed of its failure to safeguard precious human lives. “There’s no end to killings and other causalities. Hundreds of wounded are lying in hospitals. Hundreds others have lost vital organs and eyesight,” he said.
He said the government has even failed to provide safe passage for the ambulances, which ferry the wounded to the hospitals. “This all suggests at strategic genocide,” he said.
“This is the biggest ever humanitarian crises of this decade as such huge number of fatalities were never reported before,” he said.
He said the government should equally feel ashamed that it wants separatists to help in restoration of peace though they continue to be caged.
Khan said the government continues to be so arrogant that its spokesman didn’t even bother to respond to media queries. “What for was the press conference called then, to defend the killings?,” Khan asked.
He appealed the international community particularly Amnesty International to put pressure on the Indian government to end the civilian killings in Kashmir.
He said the Kashmir Inc would provide all possible support to the wounded undergoing treatment at government hospitals.