SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Monday asked the international community not to act as mute spectators over what he termed as “humanitarian crisis” in Kashmir.
In a statement issued here, Mirwaiz said, “world community cannot act as mute spectator over the situation in Kashmir where people’s rights are trampled upon by occupational forces who have been given a licence to kill by the country that claims to be the world’s largest democracy”.
“Who other than the world community will show resentment against such authoritarianism of India)? It is regrettable that vague references are being given to the current crisis (in Kashmir) by the international community especially the US and UN where little distinction is made between the oppressor and oppressed,” he said.
Mirwaiz said UN is duty-bound towards the people of J&K to implement the promises it has guaranteed them. “The situation in Kashmir is very serious as there is loss of human lives; people are maimed and blinded. When will the world community act against it?” he said.
Hurriyat (M) chairman said: “Peaceful protests and marches are spreading all over. Today, the entire Kashmiri nation is demanding the right to self-determination in one voice and is ready to render any kind of sacrifice for it. History is witness that the more a resistance movement is suppressed, the more it persists, and that is what we are witnessing.”
Mirwaiz also expressed grief over the death of Manzoor Ahmad, a father of four, of Dooniwari, Anantnag, who was critically injured in government forces’ firing few days back and succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
Condemning Monday’s action of government forces where half a dozen protestors were injured in Qazigund and Kupwara, Mirwaiz said forces forcefully enter into the residential houses, vandalise properties, beat up the residents, and create a reign of terror.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson of the conglomerate challenged the government to release the pro-freedom leaders and fight them politically.