Condemns killing of six-year old in Lolab
JAMMU: AIP chief and MLA Langate, Er Rasheed has strongly condemned death of a six-year-old kid in Lolab and appealed international human rights organizations to take serious note of the incident.
In a statement issued today, Rasheed said, “Not only the Chief Minister but so called security experts have been claiming Indian Army to be the best professional army and praising J&K police for its anti-militancy operations. However what both have done to Kashmiris all these years is much more painful. However the incident that killed teenager Kaneeza Bano in Lolab is ample proof to conclude that for New Delhi every Kashmiri whether he may be a kid, young or old, man or woman, militant or a common citizen, all of them are like enemies and security forces are deriving entertainment from such shameful so called encounters.”
“Let the government answer if militants had not attacked the security forces, what forced forces to initiate and indulge in an operation which resulted in killing of innocent Kaneeza and injuring her brother.” He said that in Shopian a woman was killed under similar circumstances, “but nobody cared”.
“The incident could have been avoided, but for the lust of blood of Kashmiris and to get perks and promotions, security forces are at liberty to do what they want. Had this shameful incident taken place in any other part of world it would have become a talking point everywhere”. Rasheed also challenged the local representative, who he said is the the most powerful minister in the state cabinet to “show courage and ensure that the terrorists in uniform” are arrested.
Rasheed also condemned the attack on photojournalists in Srinagar and said that the incident was a direct attack on entire journalist faculty and freedom of expression. He demanded FIR against the police officer who “crossed all limits”.