‘World community mute spectator to situation in Kashmir’
Srinagar: The pro-freedom Sunday deplored the civilian killings in south Kashmir’s Kulgam saying it is high time for international community to intensify pressure on New Delhi to stop “bloodshed” in Kashmir.
At least six civilians were killed, dozens injured post a gunfight in Laroo area of Kulgam that resulted in killing of three militants and injuries to two soldiers.
The Jama’at-e-Islami in a statement said: “These types of tragic and heart-wrenching incidents clearly depict that the forces are killing Kashmiris with absolute impunity.”
Paying tributes to slain, Jama’at urged the UN to take note of “gross human rights violations and safeguard the people of Kashmir”.
The Muslim League while condemning the incident, said “our young sons are being killed with impunity, but international community seemed to be least moved by these rights violations”.
The League spokesperson, Sajad Ayoubi, in a statement expressing profound grief, said: “The voices of dissent are crushed.”
“Incidents like these has become a routine now,” he added.
Ayoubi said that “despite the repressive policies, the resolve of people cannot be deterred who were sacrificing everything for their birth right”.
Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) spokesperson, Rifat Fatima said that the authorities claim that the civilians died in a bomb blast near the encounter site. “In earlier encounters, they never allowed people to go close to the gunfight site. How is it possible now?” she questioned.
“Civilian killings is going unabated in Kashmir and the world community is watching like a mute spectator,” Rifat said in a statement.