Srinagar: The Hurriyat Conference (M) on Saturday condemned the killing of yet another civilian Rouf Ahmad in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district and injuries to scores of protesters in the forces’ firing.
While paying rich tributes to the five slain militants killed in an encounter in Qazigund, the Hurriyat spokesperson in a statement said, “The resistance leadership and the people are duty bound to take the mission of martyrs to its logical end.”
“The amalgam strongly denounced the unabated use of pellets and live ammunition on the peaceful protesters at Kulgam, Shopian and other parts of south Kashmir ‘leaving dozens of protestors seriously injured’,” he said and termed the forces action on protesters as gross human rights violations.
“The people of south Kashmir have been left at the mercy of forces as the killing, arrest spree and vandalizing of property has become norm,” he said.
The amalgam said, “Nocturnal raids in dozens of villages and arrest of many youth besides damaging the property of relatives of armed youth in Pulwama district is highly commendable as it amounts to an open aggression against the civilian population,” adding: “the government of India’s intentions are once again clear that it wants to crush the popular sentiment and people’s struggle through its might and break the people’s resolve.”
The Hurriyat said that resistance leadership is barred from carrying out any political activity by confining them to their own residences or else lodging in police stations which is nothing but a “vendetta”.
Condemning the policy of New Delhi in Kashmir, the amalgam said that such measures can neither break the resolve of resistance leadership nor the people of Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the Hurriyat expressed gratitude to the government of Turkey for its support to Kashmir cause and hoped that all the member states of OIC would also intervene and help resolve the Kashmir dispute.