Humanitarian crisis continues in J&K as forces continue to kill civilians: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq today said that the humanitarian crisis in J&K continue unabated as Kashmiri civilians continue to be killed by the Indian forces.

In a statement here, Mirwaiz said the world community cannot watch as mute spectators the values and rights it claims to uphold, being trampled upon by an occupation force which has been given the license to kill by the country that boasts to be the world’s largest democracy!

Mirwaiz asked that if the world community would not show resentment and give resistance to such authoritarianism then who will?

Mirwaiz regretted the vague references to the current crisis by the international community, specially by The US and UN where little distinction is made between the oppressor and the oppressed and both are equally addressed. 

He said peaceful protests and marches were spreading all over, “Today entire Kashmiri nation was demanding their right to self-determination in one voice and were ready to offer all types of sacrifices for it.”

He said history is witness to the fact that the more a resistance movement is suppressed, the more the resistance persists and that is what we are witnessing.”

Expressing deep grief and sorrow over the death of the father of four, Manzoor Ahmad of Dooniwari, Islamabad, who was critically injured in the firing of Indian forces few days back and succumbed to his injuries today, who has been under continued house arrest, strongly condemned such inhumanity.

Stating that since July 8, people had once again shown all the more resolve for carrying forward the freedom movement by offering the supreme sacrifice of life at the hands of fascist forces.

Stressing that people are being  continuously held hostage for the past 24 days by imposition of  strict curfew and restrictions, Mirwaiz said they were being tortured both physically and mentally, especially the  people of south Kashmir and Shehar-e-Khas .

Condemning the Monday’s action of Indian forces of injuring half-a-dozen more protestors in Qazigund and Kupwara and cracking down on youth throughout villages and towns across Kashmir by detaining and arresting them, he said the forces were forcefully entering into residential houses, breaking window panes and beating up residents, creating a reign of terror. (PTK)


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