Srinagar: “The cold-blooded murder of another young Kashmiri at Seerhamdan village of Islamabad by Indian pellet terrorism has again exposed the real face of brutality and inhumanity. This has proved hoax the proclamation of Indian home minister about stopping the use of pellet guns,” JKLF vice chairman Bashir Ahmad Bhat said in a statement.
Paying rich tributes to Sopore youngster who breathed his last on September 5 in a Srinagar hospital and young man from Seerhamadan who was martyred by pellets on September 6 morning, Bhat said that 20 hours after Indian home ministers proclamation on halting pellets in Kashmir, his trigger-happy forces killed another Kashmiri by same pellets.
Bhat said that before killing this young man in morning at seer Hamadan Indian forces were on rampage during night hours and vandalized scores of houses, vehicles and orchards in the area. He said that Kashmiris are losing their loved ones to bullets, pellets, shells, beatings and tortures and within 60 days we have lost 80 of our young boys, girls and children at the hands of Indian occupational forces. He said the international community is resting in deep slumber and failing to hear the cries, shrieks and wails of Kashmiris.
Meanwhile JKLF leaders and activists living outside Kashmir are holding peaceful protest programs to rouse international community from its deep slumber regarding Kashmir. JKLF vice chairman Salim Haroon who earlier held a 36-hour protest hunger strike in Islamabad Pakistan against atrocities being committed on Kashmiris completed his 28-hour long token hunger strike in Muzaffarabad (Azad Kashmir). JKLF general secretary Europe zone Masood Iqbal along with other leaders’ Chowdhri Mushtaq Deewan and Ashfaq Kumar staged a three hour long protest sit-in outside United Nations office in Belgium Europe. Scores of Kashmiris holding placards and banners condemning spree of killings in Kashmir and other human rights abuses also participated in this protest sit-in. The participants also demanded an immediate release of all political prisoners including JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik who is languishing in jail from last 60 days now. A memorandum addressed to UN chief Ban Ki Moon was also handed over to UN representatives urging this world body to intervene and stop human rights abuses in Jammu Kashmir.