National Conference, on Tuesday, took out a massive protest rally against human right violations and unprecedented use of force by government against its own people, especially students, in Kashmir.
The protest rally-led by provincial president JKNC women’s wing Shameema Firdous marched from party headquarters Nawa-e-Subah.
Firdous said, “We want to shake the government out of the stupor for their anti-people stand.”
She said that the way government has waged a war against Kashmiri students, including girls is testimony to the fact that they have decided to crush any dissenting voice with an iron fist. “Sending children and even girls to jails is not just draconian but inhuman too.”
While demanding that wanton arrests of students and slapping of PSAs be stopped forthwith she said, “It would be better for the government to realize that the crackdown on students would inevitably backfire.”
Carrying placards, NC workers demanded that the government intervene into the incidences of human rights violations and bring the culprits to book.
The protesters shouted slogans against what they called ‘preposterous encouragement of a criminal’. While referring to the act of Major Gogoi getting commendation for perching a civilian on an Army vehicle as a human shield she said, “The message is loud and clear. Army and government are trying to establish a reign of terror.”
Other Women’s wing activists, including vice president Rukhsana, provincial secretary Sabiya Qadri and senior workers were on the forefront of the rally. Hundreds of workers and supporters also participated.