SRINAGAR: Expressing grave concern over the “unending HR violations, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat district president Srinagar, Rafiq Owaisi Shah on Friday alleged that India’s “violence in Kashmir” had reached “appalling proportions”.
“At this crucial juncture of period when Indian atrocity has crossed all limits in Kashmir, it is inevitable to seek the world’s attention to what is going on in the Valley,” Shah was quoted by TeH spokesperson as saying in a statement issued here.
Shah was speaking while addressing people at Hyderpora Jamia Masjid.
He said the recent “wave of anger and resistance” in Kashmir has been unprecedented and in these stressing times, world community and human rights organisations “should make each and every effort to highlight the brutalities” and press India to “stop atrocities” on innocent, unarmed Kashmiris and to resolve the issue as per the wishes of the people and UNSC (United Nations Security Council) resolutions, the spokesperson said.
Shah alleged that Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA) had “created structures that obstruct the normal course of law, impede accountability and jeopardise the right to remedy for victims of human rights violations”.
“The administration has choked every little space of peaceful political activities in Kashmir. Even mourning and expressing grief has been banned by police and authorities and all this undemocratic and dictatorial job is being done in the name of democracy and peace,” he further alleged.
Condemning the crackdown and slapping of 3rd PSA on Bashir Ahmed Saliha, Muhammad Asif and Amir Sofi of Baramulla, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat termed it “an age old tactic and frustration of authorities to create a graveyard silence”.
“The police and other men in uniform have unleashed a reign of terror across the territory and the so-called administration has broken all records of tyranny which is shameful.”
TeH alleged that the civil administration was “actually playing as puppets of forces” and that their only job is to “provide a legal cover for the crimes and acts of terror committed by these forces”, the spokesperson added.