Srinagar: The Maulana Azad National Urdu University Students’ Union on Sunday condemned the killing of nine innocent civilians by the armed forces in Kashmir saying the state apparatuses in Kashmir has left no stone unturned to infuse terror among the common masses.
“The gross negligence of the central government to address the Kashmir issue and the utter failure of PDP-BJP government to engage and connect with the people of the valley has led to the deepening of the crisis,” the union president said in a statement. He said Mehbooba Mufti who pleaded to give peace a chance last year, did literally nothing to address the aspirations of the people. The cycle of violence has started again with these killings and there seems to be no hope ahead except the repetition of the killing spree like last year. The usage of pellet guns, shooting people from point blank range and using civilians as human shields to be paraded from village to village are examples of unchecked state sponsored violence that has already cost tens of thousands of lives. The repeated failure to address, acknowledge and solve the Kashmir issue has always led to massive uprisings in the valley resulting in months of siege and brutal repression by the state.