Valley condemns killings
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Srinagar, Aug 1: The killing spree across the Valley including those who were shot dead in Pampore and Khrew on Sunday has evoked strong condemnation.
TROOPERS GIVEN LICENCE TO KILL: MIRWAIZ
The chairman of Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has castigated the police and paramilitary CRPF troopers for what he said killing innocent protesters across Kashmir.
“The government has handed over the state to trigger happy forces. There is no accountability and complete lawlessness,” Mirwaiz said. He urged the international community to come forward and impress upon India to stop killings of civilians here.
“The people at Pampore and other places were staging peaceful protests to achieve the right to self-determination. However, the troopers killed them with impunity,” he said.
SACRIFICES WON’T GO WASTE: MASARAT
The general secretary of Hurriyat (G) Masrat Alam Bhat paid rich tributes to the civilians killed in Pampore, Naidkhai, Sopur, Varmul, Pattan and Chanapora.
In a statement, Masarat said: “Indian armed forces and state police have started a full fledged war against the unarmed civilians.”
He said the conglomerate urges the world community especially Secretary-General UN, Muslim World to support the cause. “We appeal people of Pakistan, PaK to stage demonstrations against the genocide in Jammu and Kashmir. We also appeal the non-resident Kashmiris to stage demonstrations.”
UNITE AND FIGHT: AASIYA
Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Syeda Aasiya Andrabi while condemning the killing of civilians at Pampore and Khrew said it was high time for people to launch a final assault for achieving the right to self-determination.
Aasiya said the killings of civilians was glaring example of New Delhi’s frustration to curb the public revolution.
“I urge the Kashmiris to unite at this crucial juncture and take to streets once for all to challenge the suppression and foil the evil designs of New Delhi and its agencies to suppress our sacred movement. The biggest tribute to those who sacrificed their lives is to take the movement to its logical conclusion,” Aasiya said.
The Jammu and Kashmir Jamaat-e-Islami and Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement condemned what the organisations termed as “state sponsored terror and tyranny” across the Valley.
The spokespersons of the parties appealed the world community and Organization of Islamic Countries to take immediate notice of the prevailing situation in Kashmir and force India to stop the killing spree.
Jamiat Ahlihadith Kashmir has expressed serious concern over the ongoing killings and termed it as genocide of teenagers.
The party spokesperson said the recent killings should serve as an eye opener to the Human Rights Organizations. “If the genocide of teenagers is not stopped it could have serious consequences,” he warned.
GENOCIDE ON: NATIONAL FRONT
The National Front while condemning the killings said that India could not suppress the ongoing movement by use of “brute” force.
“The Government is executing the Kashmiris to suppress the movement. Kashmiris will continue their struggle against Indian repression despite all odds till they achieve freedom,” a NF spokesman said in a statement.
Expressing anguish over the ongoing killings, the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front termed it highly condemnable and “inhuman act by the troopers and police.”
In a statement, the party termed the killings in Pampore as Government’s frustration. The spokesman paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth and expressed solidarity with their families.
Chairman of Peoples Conference Sajad Gani Lone has strongly condemned the unabated killings of youth in the Valley by forces.
In a statement, Sajad said that the killings of youngsters “have not been able to stir the collective consciousness of either the Indian people or the Indian civil society. It is high time for New Delhi to accept ground realities and stop cultivating a culture where death seems to be stalking youngsters,” Sajad said.
STOP KILLINGS: KHAROF
The Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation (KHAROF) has condemned the unabated killings of civilian by troopers and police and expressed sympathy with the bereaved families.
In a condolence meeting, the executive members of KHAROF demanded strong action against the troopers and cop responsible for use of excessive force. “It is high time for finding a solution to the Kashmir dispute for lasting peace,” it said.
In a statement, the Kashmir University Teachers Association (KUTA) vehemently condemned the killing of Kashmiris.
KUTA calls upon the Indian intelligentsia to impress upon the Indian leadership to stop the gross human rights violations in the valley, and respect the sentiment of the people, as silencing them by suppression has failed to solve the problem over the last 60 years in general and last 20 years in particular.
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