Killing of innocent youth by Indian forces widely denounced

Srinagar, September 25, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum led by Mir Waiz Umar Farooq and other Hurriyet leaders and organizations while condemning the killing of 22-year old Waseem Ahmed Lone of Nadihal Baramulla by Indian forces have said that history will never spare local pro-India politicians for facilitating New Delhi’s brutalities on Kashmiri people. The Mirwaiz-led forum in a statement in Srinagar said, “Large scale atrocities by Indian forces that enjoy impunity and immunity continue unabated and uninterrupted in the territory.”

The forum while recounting the ongoing episode of death and destruction perpetrated by Indian forces in the territory said, “Entire Hurriyet leadership is either jailed or caged at homes. Rights activists, lawyers, teachers and thousands of youth arbitrarily and illegally arrested and sent to jails outside the territory. People are beaten up, harassed and humiliated on a daily basis. Curfews and curbs, communication and media gags are arbitrarily imposed. Loss of assets and livelihood cannot even be calculated.”

Criticizing local pro-India politicians the statement said, “Each person, each child who are killed and maimed in Kashmir are your collective responsibility. You have been governing the people, ruling over them, enjoying fruits of power. Take responsibility for your actions, which lead to blood-baths. History will judge you again and again and will hold you guilty for facilitating unprecedented brutality on your own people,” the spokesperson said.

Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Vice Chairman Bashir Ahmad Butt in his statement said “New Delhi can never defeat the will of Kashmiri people by turning the territory into a concentration camp.” He said that the brutal killing of yet another Kashmiri son Wasin Ahmad Lone had again exposed the cruel face of New Delhi in Jammu Kashmir.

APHC leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan while terming the murder Waseem as a barbaric and inhuman act said that killings, arrests, loot, ransacking, beating unarmed people including women and children, jailing whole population and not allowing them to perform religious duties were war crimes in Kashmir. The High Court Bar Association (HCBA) of occupied in its statement demanded action against the forces involved in the killing says the boy was shot at and killed when he was harvesting his crops.

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