SRINAGAR: Tehreek-e-Hurriyat chairman Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai on Monday termed it “height of cruelty” that “we are not even allowed to visit the families of those martyred, and mourn with them”. He said the resistance leadership and activists are continuously caged and their political space is denied.
In a statement, Sehrai justified the resentment shown by Kashmiri youth saying it is not just a passion but the outcome of unresolved and lingering Kashmir issue, unending curbs on political activities and stubborn attitude that has created political uncertainty in the state.
He termed the judicial probe ordered by government into Pulwama killings as farce, saying, “We know the reality and outcome of these so-called probes in which not even a single forces personnel was booked, let alone punished, for the last three decades. In fact, (the forces) were awarded and promoted at the cost of human lives.”
On the remarks made by Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat that ‘stones are more lethal than pellets and bullets’, the TeH chairman said Rawat’s “war mongering and hyper-nationalism” has “exposed his professional and moral bankruptcy”.
He expressed condolence with the bereaved families including an Indonesian girl who also lost her husband.