India pushing Kashmir to gun culture: Qazi Yasir

ANANTNAG: Denouncing the use of ‘unwarranted’ force against pro-freedom activists Mirwaiz of South Kashmir, Qazi Ahmed Yasir, Friday said that the government is trying to be more loyal than the king by suppressing the voice of people in order just to appease the masters at New Delhi.

Addressing Friday congregation in South Kashmir’s Ananatnag district, Qazi Yasir said that the approach of New Delhi was rigid and it had closed all the doors for peaceful dialogue over the Kashmir issue.

He said the people of Kashmir transited from an armed struggle to a peaceful one but there were no takers for the peaceful path in New Delhi. “India should understand that Kashmiri people are the genuine stakeholders and they have right to participate in any dialogue between India and Pakistan,” Mirwaiz said.

Expressing deep concern over the situation in Quimoh belt of South Kashmir, he said that area has been converted into a military garrison. “Raids, crackdowns, frequent arrests, frisking are a routine matter here. People of the area are being continuously harassed,” he alleged and appealed the International community to take serious note of the continuous use of lethal pellet guns in Kashmir. 

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