Srinagar: The Bemina Coordination Committee of Mosques and Mohallas strongly condemned the action of government forces in the locality on Thursday morning on the eve of Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s visit. According to a statement, instead of putting a balm on people’s wounds, the government forces resorted to beating, intimidation, teargas shelling and pepper gas for shopkeepers, vegetable sellers and street vendors. “Is this the face of justice and democracy that is being talked about,” the coordination committee questioned.
“The people of Kashmir have been witnessing these miseries for the last three decades. This period also saw the burial of over one lakh martyrs, as thousands were also rendered injured, limbless, and blind. The people of Kashmir have made ultimate sacrifices in their struggle for freedom – they have fought, add years to their age while being imprisoned, stood against sickness, but never did they bow their heads in front of the government,” the statement said.
The statement urged the legislators of the ruling class that if there was any humanity left in them or they understand the pain of people, 97 percent of whom are with the freedom movement, then all the assembly members should resign from their positions of power.