Delhi’s ‘colonial’ behaviour pushing Kashmiris to wall: JKLF

Delhi’s ‘colonial’ behaviour pushing Kashmiris to wall: JKLF
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Holds candlelight protest on JRL call against HR violations

SRINAGAR: JKLF on Wednesday said that New Delhi’s “colonial” behaviour was responsible for pushing Kashmiris to the wall and forcing youth to join militancy.

Quoting JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, a spokesperson in a statement issued here said that Indian rulers and their forces were treating Jammu and Kashmir as their “conquered” colony and that “killing, arresting, torturing, humiliating and vandalising common citizens without the discrimination of gender and age, burning and blasting houses, crops and fruit orchards have become a trade mark of so-called Indian democracy in Jammu Kashmir”.

He alleged that villages in southern, northern and central districts of Kashmir had been turned into a “battle ground” where humanity was being “trampled” and human being subjected to “worst dictatorship” of army, police, SOG and other forces.

Citing the example of Tariq Ahmad Sheikh of Athoora Pulwama who, according to the spokesperson is admitted in Soura medical institute for multiple fractures “after being beaten and tortured ruthlessly by Indian army”, JKLF chairman said that the house of this young Kashmiri was raided by forces from Koeil Camp during intervening night of 3rd and 4th December.

“Tariq’s family, including his kids were locked in a room and he (Tariq) was tortured for three hours on refusing to record a forced confessional video,” he said.

“A gun was placed at his hand and he was asked to pose for a photograph with his index finger up like any militant. It was only when he lost consciousness that army men left him alive,” he further alleged.

Meanwhile, following the JRL call for week-long protest to mark international human rights day, JKLF leaders and activists along with people from different walks of life continued their candlelight protest against human rights violations in Jammu Kashmir and held protests at Aanchar Soura, Chattabal and Budgam.