SRINAGAR: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat Conference on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of Mushtaq Ahmad Chopan during custody at Police Station Tral saying the police story related to the incident is unacceptable.
“It seems totally concocted in view of the statement of the locals,” a spokesperson of the amalgam said in a statement.
Demanding impartial probe into the incident, the spokesperson said such “suspicious” incidents have occurred in past also “where inmates were killed and tortured by the government forces in custody”.
He appealed to international human rights organisations to come forward and play role to stop “unabated killings, bloodshed, torture and rights violations” in Kashmir. The spokesperson condemned the alleged harassment of youth at the hands of army at Ashmoji village of Kulgam “where educated youth are being summoned to meet the needs of labours at army camps under which youth are forced to cut grass, stone grinding etc”. He said the identity cards of youth are kept at camps so that they could come next day again for labouring. “This act of forces is totally inhuman and worst type of human rights violation aimed giving a feel of helplessness among the youth. The countries of conscience should come forward to stop this humiliation faced by Kashmiris on routine basis,” he said.
The spokesperson expressed concern over the disappearance of a Kashmiri MBBS student Suhail Ajaz at Orissa. He said the protection of Kashmiri students outside valley is the responsibility of the respective governments.