SRINAGAR: Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) Syeda Aasiya Andrabi on Saturady said government forces’ “brutality” at Ganawpora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district, in which two youth were killed and scores critically injured, is a “well-planned strategy to commit genocide of Kashmiri youth”.
In a statement, Andrabi said, “Today’s brutal killings were an extension of the barbarity that was committed just two days ago in which an innocent youth was martyred. These children were part of a peaceful procession and no one was carrying any weapon but they were directly fired.”
She said “forces had no intention to disperse the people but fired directly on the upper body parts of these innocent children”. “Bullets have hit the skulls (cerebrum and medulla oblongata) of the martyred youth which means that forces fired only to kill these innocent children of ours. This is brutality of worst kind,” she said.
“This is genocide as these forces only intend to kill our innocent children, brothers, elderly and women. They want to spare none. It seems that as the Kashmiris have now vowed not to bow before the oppressive India, it has been decided by the puppet government in connivance with the right-wing organisation, RSS that the youth of Kashmir will be brutally killed.”
Andrabi termed the situation as “grave” and asked the people to “unanimously stand up against this brutality”. “Genocide is being committed and we cannot remain silent over this,” she said. She urged the government of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) to move to the International Court of Justice against these continuous “barbaric” killings of Kashmiri youth. “It is against the Geneva conventions to shoot bullets at the vital parts with an aim to murder the civilians who were peacefully protesting. Charges of murders should be lodged against the Indian armed forces,” she said.
“We must tell the world that we will never budge before India and will always support our youth who are sacrificing their lives to end the forced slavery of their oppressed nation,” the DeM chief added.