SRINAGAR Hurriyat Conference (Mirwaiz) has expressed serious concern over the continued Cordon and Search Operations across the length and breadth of South Kashmir and alleged these operations were aimed at harrassaing and intimidating the people of Kashmir.
"Cordon and Search Operations across length and breadth of South Kashmir are resulting in killing and maiming of youth, thrashing of inmates and vandalizing of properties causing great distress to those living there and grief to all", Hurriyat said in a statement after the meeting.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq at the amalgams Rajbagh headquarters.
The meeting expressed strong resentment on killing of peaceful protesters terming it as highly condemnable and inhuman .The participants of the meeting said that open aggression against the people of Kashmir reflects the frustration of forces deployed in Kashmir as they have failed to break the resolve of people who are fighting for their legitimate right of self determination.
The meeting condemned the raids being conducted by the police and paramilitary forces on the houses of resistance leaders and activists and arresting them and lodging them in various jails or forcing them to come to police stations daily ahead of the so-called local bodies and panchayat polls drama. They said that people of Kashmir reject all electoral dramas and only seek right of self determination.The participants once again recommitted themselves to take forward the movement for right to self determination till the goal is achieved no matter how far Delhi would go with its repressive approach.
The meeting which was attended by all constituents of APHC, also took note of the recent remarks of United Nations Human Rights Council chief Michelle Bachelt on J&K. Members said that it is a positive development that UN has started playing a pro active role on the Kashmir dispute taking note of the serious human rights abuses taking place here and supporting peoples Right of Self Determination.
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