Using Kashmiris as human shields exposes ‘hollow democracy’

Chairman of Ummat e Islami and Mirwaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir Friday said Indian army using Kashmiris as human shield exposes brutality of the forces and hollow democracy of India’.
Addressing people after Friday prayers in Pulwama district Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir said the NHRC or SHRC should have taken suo motto cognizance of this ‘grave human rights violation’.
“On one side claims of democracy are being made and on other side Kashmiris are being treated like animals. From the three civilian killings in Chadoora to eight killings during elections, only blood of Kashmiris is being spilled in Kashmir. We condemn such use of force and want government to change its policies towards Kashmir dispute,” he said.
Taking a dig at the recent Lok Sabha by-polls, he said that for 7 percent voting if you need to kill eight innocent Kashmiris it should be enough to understand ground situation.
“Conducting elections with such huge number of government forces and then killing eight innocent people in just a few hours only shows what is India’s position in Kashmir. People are coming out to protest and then there is violence – all this is only due to lack of political outreach. Kashmir is a political issue and can’t be addressed through the barrel of gun. Now a person with a mandate of less than seven percent will claim to represent Kashmir in Indian parliament, he should be ashamed of himself,” Mirwaiz Yasir said.
He also said that NC candidate Dr Farooq Abdullah is changing his stance like seasons. “One day Farooq Abdullah says stone throwing is for resolution of Kashmir and another day he says stone throwers are paid by government. It will not be surprising to see him becoming more Indian than even Yogi Adityanath if he enters parliament,” he added.

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