APHC concerned over unabated use of force

Srinagar: Expressing serious concern over the continuous repression and imposition of curbs in Kashmir, the All Party Hurriyat Conference has sternly condemned the use of brute force by the state authorities to foil the march towards governor house.

The spokesman stated that the authorities were continuously imposing curfews and restrictions across Kashmir, adding, that due to the use of lethal force including firing of pellets, tear gas shells and PAVA shells 50 people were injured on Friday in Kashmir. Referring to Saloosa area of Baramulla, Hurriyat stated that the government forces used atrocious force in the form of pellets and tear gas shells to scare the villagers. It further said that forces ransacked houses of the villagers and thrashed them which amounts to the worst for of state sponsored terrorism, continuing in Kashmir from past three months.

The spokesman condemned the state violence and use of brute force on unarmed Kashmiris, adding, the authorities were using extreme force to break the resolve of Kashmiris in a bid to prevent them from taking ahead their call for right to self determination.

The spokesman said that authorities have turned Kashmir into an open jail by continuous locking up of the Jamia Masjid Srinagar from past three months and jailing the hurriyat leadership, thousands of youth imposing putting restrictions and curfews. Terming the strike and protests in Pir Panchal and Chenab regions by the Muslims as justified, the spokesman said that all the three regions of Kashmir were unanimous in demanding their right to self determination to decide their political fate. The spokesman said sacrifices given by the people of three regions for the freedom struggle was exemplary.

The Hurriyat conference  once again reiterated that it holds by its pledge to take the freedom struggle forward adding, the APHC will not allow the sacrifices of people and the leadership to go waste at any cost. 

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