Pro-freedom camp condemns firing on civilians at Dogripora

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (M) and Dukhtaran-e-Millat on Wednesday condemned the firing on civilians allegedly by government forces at Dogripora in south Kashmir’s Awantipora town.
A Hurriyat (M) spokesman in a statement alleged that the troops were using their unbridled powers in completely inhumane manner.
“The troops unleashed a reign of terror in the entire Dogripora area by harassing local residents and even those families whose kin had been injured in Tuesday’s firing,” the spokesman said.
The spokesman said the violation of human rights at the hands of troops has become a “permanent feature of their suppressive tactics”.
He expressed grave concern over the firing at “peaceful protestors including children with the intention to wipe out even the fourth generation of Kashmiris”.
The spokesman said the blanket silence of the international community over the worsening humanitarian situation in Kashmir is helping “India carry out with the genocide of Kashmiris generation after generation”.
He said it was time now for the international community to break its silence and play the responsible role in the resolution of Kashmir issue.
The spokesman said on the directions of the party chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a delegation comprising of senior Hurriyat leaders, Javed Ahmad Mir and Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi visited SMHS Hospital in Srinagar to see the injured.
Meanwhile condemning the firing in Dogripora by forces, the Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) accused the chief minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed of “crossing all the limits just to please his RSS bosses”.
“Mufti not only has lost his ‘battle of ideas’ doctrine but has proved very weak in front of his Hindutva master just for his chair. He is proving to be crueler than his predecessors,” a DeM spokesperson said in a statement.