SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday said the killing of a minor girl Kaneeza of Hyhama, Kupwara “once again shows the utter disregard and callousness the forces have for the life of a Kashmiri”.
He said Kashmiris can become target of government forces anywhere even while “sleeping at home”.
Mirwaiz, as per statement, was placed under house arrest and once again barred from offering Friday prayers.
“As reported in local dallies, as the area was cordoned off for carrying out search operation, the forces did not allow the residents to leave their homes for safer places, which shows utter lack of concern for people’s safety. This is highly condemnable,” Mirwaiz said.
Hurriyat (M) chairman said, “After killing Kaneeza and injuring her brother Faisal, police by trying to offer the poor family some relief of food items as a bribe added insult to their injury. This shows complete moral bankruptcy of those in power.”
Mirwaiz said the “cycle of killing and death of our young old and children will continue and so will grave violation of human rights and the dehumanisation of state agencies engaged in crushing peoples political movement unless good sense does not prevail upon those in charge”. He said the dispute has to be resolved and political aspirations of people of Kashmir engaged with.