SRINAGAR: Terming the prevailing situation in Kashmir as most fragile and worrisome, Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday urged the international bodies and human rights organisations to use their good offices and play part in stopping the ongoing bloodshed in Kashmir.
He said every day Kashmir witnesses killing of children and youth, harassment, vandalising of properties and frequent searches and cordon operations, adding that it is high time the world community intervenes and urges New Delhi to stop killing Kashmiris and resolve the Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of its people.
Addressing a Friday congregational gathering at the historic Jamia Masjid here, Mirwaiz said that keeping in view the prevailing “extremely grave situation” in Kashmir, the joint resistance leadership (JRL) recently met and is looking at measures to deal with the repressive situation.
“Every village of south Kashmir has been turned into a killing field where each day, innocent youth are massacred by the trigger-happy forces. Just two days ago, a class 8th student Umar Kumar was brutally killed by forces and dozens of others were inflicted grave injuries when bullets and pellets pava shells rained in Shopian. The target killing of Kashmiri youth has become a routine affair of forces and today, Kashmir’s fourth generation is getting consumed by the perpetual conflict,” he said. “World community has a moral responsibility to build pressure on New Delhi to stop this repression and resolve the Kashmir dispute as per the promises made to the people at UN.”
Hurriyat (M) chairman added, “As repression by government of India grows through its forces, so does the anger of people against New Delhi and their determination to cut through the yoke of occupation. By now, New Delhi should realise how deep the sentiment runs and the failure of its policy of use of extreme force and repression.”
“New Delhi will have to engage with the sentiment at some point, and the statesmanship and democratic principles to which the GoI claims to adhere to demand that the sooner it is done the better for all. It’s the only way to ensure peace in Kashmir and in the region,” Mirwaiz said.