‘India following fascist dogma’
Srinagar: The joint resistance leadership on Thursday called for peaceful protests today after Friday prayers against the use of Farooq Ahmad Dar as human shield by army.
In a statement, Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik expressed strong resentment against awarding Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied Dar to the bonnet of an army jeep.
“It vindicates our claim that India is following fascist dogma and acting as a colonial state,” said resistance leadership in their joint statement.
Appealing human rights organisations, ICJ and Amnesty International, the leadership urged them to take cognizance and fulfill their responsibilities in saving precious lives.
“Life and dignity of civilians is at stake. Awarding erring officer for this inhuman and unjustified act vindicates our claim that forces are involved in war crimes and are patronized and encouraged by Indian leadership,” they added.
The leadership said that people in Jammu and Kashmir are following their peaceful struggle to make an end to the “forced occupation and India with its military might is trampling all ethics and inflicting atrocities on civilians”.
Warning India of dire consequences, the joint leadership said that by inflicting atrocities and denying basic rights they are pushing people to wall and compelling them to show resentment against these repressive measures.
“We appeal to the International Court of Justice to take suo moto action against this barbaric act and termed the decision as extremely distressing and a shameful act,” they said.