Democracy a distant dream in Kashmir: DFP

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Srinagar: Strongly condemning the banning of political activities in the disputed region, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) on Saturday said that democracy is a distant dream in Kashmir.
The spokesperson in a statement said that banning of political activities has made the atmosphere of the region suffocative and people are compelled to shoulder the coffins on a daily basis.
“Authorities have jailed leaders like DFP chairman Shabir Shah and people have been left at the mercy of the men in uniform who have been set free to silent the masses by using whatever means they like to use,” he said.
He condemned the “silence” world forums over the Kashmir situation. “It seems as if Kashmir is not the part of the world community and Kashmiri people are not being considered as human beings, that is why the whole world has turned into a mute spectator and the genuine democratic rights of the people of Jammu Kashmir are being denied at an institutional level,” he said.
The spokesperson appealed to the human rights organisations across the globe to note of human rights violation in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, DFP expressed shock over the death of a minor boy during an encounter between militants and government forces in Hajin, Bandipora. The party expressed solidarity with the parents of the slain.