Srinagar: Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) on Thursday said continuous detention of its chairperson and press secretary as political vendetta by the government.
In a statement, a party spokesperson said, “In a meeting the members said that by jailing or by torturing the DeM leaders will not break the will of the leaders or its cadre from pursuing the struggle for freedom.”
She said that the members also discussed the present situation in Kashmir and termed it grim. “The members while expressing grief over the death of an Indian tourist in a stone pelting incident said that the selective outrage over the killing of innocents was shocking,” she added.
She said that the world in general and the Kashmiris in particular should take note of this selective outrage over death of a youth. “ The members said that while there was outrage and anguish expressed over the death the south Indian tourist, no one bothered to say a few words of condemnation over the killing a five of our children who were martyred just a few hours before the tourists death,” she said.
“The members questioned this biased approach asking that is there no value of the blood of Kashmiri youth. Did the world not see how our innocent children were killed? Was it not an act to be condemnation? Hundreds of others received bullet and pellet injuries that day, why wasn’t there no outcry over this genocide. This exposes the hypocrisy of Indians,” she said while quoting the minutes of the meeting.
“The members, during the meeting, said that a school going kid was murdered in his school uniform and no one said anything about that. Is the blood of our children so cheap? Is there no humanity left in this world,” the spokesman quoting the members said.
According to the spokesperson, the members also blasted the claims of Indian media about “tourism being the major source for revenue in Kashmir. “The members said the reality is that most of the scenic places as well as the resources are under Indian occupation and only six percent of tourism-driven economy is benefitting Kashmiris,” she added.