SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday urged the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International and International Red Cross to take serious note of the situation in Kashmir and use their influence to make the Government of India change the current policy of “ruthlessness and repression” on the people of Kashmir and respect their human rights.
A spokesperson of the amalgam in a statement issued here paid rich tributes to two militants killed in an encounter with government forces at Batmuran village of Shopian district of south Kashmir. He said young boys of Kashmir are spilling their blood to pull out Kashmiri “nation” from the shackles of “worst form of oppression”.
“The leadership is committed to take the mission of martyrs to its logical goal,” the spokesperson said and strongly denounced the use of “indiscriminate” force that includes live bullets and deadly pellets on the peaceful protestors at Shopian which resulted in the on spot death of a lactating mother and injuries to scores of people. “The mayhem witnessed at Batmuran was yet another example of an open aggression by government forces,” he said.
Expressing deep concern over the killing of three civilians including two women in a week, the spokesperson said, “Under the complete patronage of government, the forces deployed in Kashmir seem to be on a mission to commit the planned genocide of Kashmiris without any gender difference. The freedom sentiment runs deep in heart of every Kashmiri and every bid to crush this through military might is destined to fail,” he said.
Meanwhile, the spokesperosn strongly condemned the house detention of conglomerate chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence. He termed the continuous house arrest of aged resistance leader Syed Ali Geelani as “serious violation of human rights”.
The spokesperson castigated authorities for detaining the ailing Hurriyat leader Mukhtar Ahmed Waza.