Srinagar: APHC spokesman has strongly condemned the “reign of terror unleashed by government forces across Kashmir” and the “stubborn approach” adopted by New Delhi.
In a statement Hurriyat spokesperson called it an irony that “a human and political issue is being dealt on the basis of military might while ignoring the reality of the issue”.
“Military-might may cause hurdles in achieving the final goal but can’t suppress the genuine sentiment in Kashmir,” the spokesperson said in Srinagar on Thursday. He said that Kashmir dispute is a reality which Government of India should accept and steps should be taken for its resolution so that peace prevails in the trouble ravaged region.
Paying tributes to two armed youth killed in Gopalpora Kulgam, Aqib Itoo and Suhail Ahmed, the spokesman said, “Kashmiri nation is fighting for a genuine cause and youth are spilling their blood for the sacred cause.”
He said it was because of the “iron fist policy of the government” that Kashmiri youth are picking up arms as a means of resistance. “It is because of the New Delhi’s anti-Kashmir policy that Kashmiri youth are left with no option other than to take to armed struggle,” he said, adding that the “Kashmir issue is consuming human lives, be it those of civilians or armed youth or government forces which has given rise to a tragic situation which needs to be addressed seriously.”
The spokesman said that Kashmir dispute continues to linger on and no military measure had proved successful to resolve it so far, which clearly indicates that the issue needs a political settlement.
The spokesman also termed the continuous house detention of APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq as “pure political vendetta” by the ruling regime, adding that by “caging the resistance leadership in their homes and police stations, the situation will further deteriorate”.