SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday while Kashmir is burning, no one is paying heed to the cries of the people living there.
“Kashmiris are also part of humankind, they also have human rights and human dignity and it is the responsibility of fellow humans to come to their rescue and stop those hands which are unleashing oppression on them,” Malik said in a statement.
He said the recent UN report on Kashmir has raised hopes among Kashmiris and this report needs a serious follow-up.
Malik condemned the besieging of villages and towns by government forces in the name of crackdown especially during night hours. He slammed authorities for denying having carried out such crackdowns.
“The recent nocturnal crackdown at Mochwara Shopian is an example of colonial mindset in the garb of so-called democracy,” he said. “Attacks on families of rivals, destroying residential houses, orchards, paddy fields, beating to pulp everyone who comes their way without the discrimination of age and gender, incarcerating and torturing political leaders and activists and terrorizing whole villages and families can only be termed as inhuman, unethical acts of cowardice.”
“When news, photos and videos of this reign of terror comes to fore, army spokesperson and the so-called rulers immediately come up with unashamed responses, shamelessly denying everything,” Malik said. “After the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu Kashmir, the oppression has increased alarmingly and it has in fact beaten all previous records.”
Malik said thousands of young and old are being “terrorised” and “tortured” in jails.
“Recently an inmate Ghulam Hassan Malik @ Noor Khan breathed his last in Kot Bhalwal jail. This dying human was tied to a chain even on death bed. The ICRC and other international human rights organisations should use their good offices to provide relief to these inmates,” he said.