SRINAGAR: Expressing serious concern over “unannounced war against Kashmiris” by New Delhi and its “local collaborators” in Kashmir, Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday appealed the international community to fulfill its responsibility in “allaying the suffering” of Kashmiris by taking appropriate steps to stop the “state-sponsored terrorism” in valley.
In a statement issued here, Hurriyat also condemned the “policy of continuous repression of the population by means of military build to suppress any voice of dissent and demand for the right to self -determination by Kashmiris”.
“Following a well planned policy, the state and its collaborators are on the mission to strangulate the voices of freedom raised by all sections of the society especially the young and students all over Kashmir,” it said.
Hurriyat termed the “wanton use of inhuman and brutal force” against the students in Handwara as the “worst form of state terrorism”.
Expressing concern over the killing of civilian “who along with his vehicle was taken forcibly by the army personnel in Shopian along with them”, the Hurriyat said that forced labour has remained “an integral part of Indian atrocity in Kashmir”.
“Using any civilian as human shield by army amounted to a war crime and worst form of human rights violation,” Hurriyat said and condemned the arrest of a 10-year-old boy of Aripanthan, Budgam by police.
“The level of suppression has become such that even 10 year old kids are not spared,” the Hurriyat added.