Lashes out at army sponsored tours for girls
Srinagar: Warning the superintendents and staff of different jails of serious consequences, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen commander Riyaz Naikoo, in an audio message, has asked them to stop the harassment and inhumane treatment of the jail inmates in J&K.
In an audio message that has gone viral on social networking sites, Naikoo warns the jail superintendents, Rajni Sehgal, Mukesh Kokal, Naresh Kotwal, Mushtaq Malla and other staff that if the inhuman treatment meted out to the detainees was not stopped, they would be taken to task.
“We have tolerated a lot. We have the ability to reach their homes. In case they do not stop, we will take them down,” Naikoo is heard saying.
Naikoo also saluted youth of Kashmir for exhibiting “steadfastness in supporting the Kashmir struggle”.
“I salute the people of Kashmir especially the youth. They have supported the Kashmir struggle immensely,” Naikoo says in the audio message which is nearly 10 minute long.
Naikoo, who rose to fame at the fag end of 2016 after the killing of popular Hizb commander Burhan Wani, in his message said that Indian state was using all its might to damage Kashmiris economically as well as physically.
He also attacked the army sponsored tours for school children, saying that in the garb of Sadbhavna tours to Indian cities, army was luring “our sisters and then use them for tracking information on militants”, and at times, exploit them sexually.
He also blamed parents for “degradation” of their children stating that they were not keeping track of their wards.
“Why is it necessary to send children on Sadhbhavana army tours. Does it help them in studies? Have not our brothers and sisters in the absence of such tours touched heights and qualified top degrees,” Naikoo said.
He added said that army was “harassing and torturing youth without any provocation”.
“In order to get the youth into submission so as to recruit them as informers, the army is torturing the youth,” Naikoo said adding that as a result youth are feeling depressed and frustrated.
He urged parents of such youth to stand by their kin and protest against “these inhuman tactics of the Indian army”.
Naikoo also warned teachers and parents who force students to become a part of army sponsored tours.