SRINAGAR: Expressing serious concern over the painful and deteriorating situation in Kashmir, the Awami Action Committee (AAC) on Monday said that under a well thought-out plan, Kashmir’s young lot is subjected to “genocide”.
“Kashmir has been turned into a military and police state,” AAC said in a statement and termed the killing of 17 people and inflicting bullet and pellet injuries to hundreds of people in south Kashmir by forces as act of war crime which deserves strong condemnation.
AAC paid rich tribute to all the militants and civilians killed in south Kashmir on Sunday and prayed for the speedy recovery of all the injured. “(Due to) the unbridled powers given to forces (through) draconian AFSPA, Kashmir’s young boys are being selectively killed whenever forces wish. Time and venue for the bloodbath is also selected by forces themselves as they know that no one is going to make them accountable, let alone punish them.”
AAC said that killing of innocent civilians can’t be tolerated for long and that the Kashmir dispute was a political and human issue which needs to be resolved by implementing the UN resolutions or through tripartite talks and that resolution has to be acceptable to the people of Kashmir, who are the primary party to the dispute.
It said as long as Kashmir dispute continues to linger on, killings of innocents, human rights violations and the tension between the two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan won’t go away.
It also paid rich tributes to the frontline freedom fighters Ishfaq Majeed Wani and Dr Abdul Ahad Guru on their anniversaries stating that they have sacrificed their lives for a great and sacred cause and it is the duty of people and the leadership to take the mission towards logical end.
Meanwhile, AAC strongly condemned the detention of its patron and chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at his Nigeen residence yet again terming it as a political vendetta.
It also denounced converting the entire south Kashmir into a military garrison and imposing strict curbs in downtown stating that “these repressive measures can’t break the resolve of people or the leadership as both are committed to take the ongoing freedom movement towards its logical conclusion”.