Teenager’s killing evoke widespread condemnation
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Srinagar, Feb 6: Various political, social and religious organizations have strongly condemned the killing of a teenager Zahid Farooq of Brain, Nishat, by the troopers.
Condemning the killing, the Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Muhammad Umar Farooq, who is under house arrest, termed it part of Kashmiris’ genocide.
Mirwaiz, according to Hurriyat statement, said “This is eighth killing in one month by the Indian armed forces in the Valley”. Mirwaiz has expressed solidarity with the family of martyred youth.
While condemning the killing of Zahid Farooq, National Front termed it the act as barbarous. In a statement issued, the Front said, “On one hand, the Indian troopers have been killings the innocent teenagers and youth and on the other the government is ordering probes which are an eye-wash. We have no faith in these probes as their ultimate aim is to bail out the accused troopers and cops as government did in Shopian rape and murder.” The party condemned the arrest of its chairman Nayeem Khan.
The Jamiat Ahlihadees Jammu Kashmir, Moulana Showkat Ahmad Shah, while expressing serious concern over the killing, termed it a highly condemnable act.
He sympathized with the family of youth.
Condemning the killing, the Peoples Freedom League alleged that the human rights violations at the hands of armed forces had beaten all previous records.
The Muslim Khawateen Markaz chairperson Yasmeena Raja strongly condemned the killing, terming it inhuman act by the armed forces.
The Jammu Kashmir Mahaz-e-Azadi patron, Muhammad Azam Inqilabi, while condemning the killing, said, “Blood thrust swords had not yet quenched and bloodshed of common Kashmiris by the hands of Indian armed forces in Kashmir has become their extravaganza.”
Condemning the killing, the Panthers Party chairman Prof Bhim Singh demanded immediate dismissal of state government.
Expressing serious concern over the killing, the state secretary of CPI (M) Yusuf Tarigami termed it highly condemnable. He demanded exemplary punishment to the forces involved in the act.
Kashmir University Teachers Association has also condemned killing, saying that the chief minister has no right to continue. “If the killers are not punished, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has no moral authority to remain in chair. It is shameful that innocent youth are being killed for playing cricket,” a KUTA spokesman said in a statement.
Balraj Puri, Convenor PUCL J&K State, has also condemned the killing.
Meanwhile, Dukhtaran-e-Millat has strongly condemned the killing spree in the Valley and urged the international community to take note of what it said unabated human rights violations by troopers. In a statement, a DeM spokesman said by these killings, New Delhi wants to suppress the ongoing movement for self-determination. “Taking a cue from Israel, New Delhi is executing the teenagers and youth
While condemning the killing of a 13 year old student Zahid Farooq, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association Saturday proposed an all party meet of pro-freedom parties on February 13, to take stock of the situation aroused due to fresh spate of killings and random detentions in the prelude of resumptions of Indo-Pak dialogue.
In a statement issued here Bar said, “These killings are taking place according to the set genocide policy devised by the government of India to subjugate the will of the Kashmiri people fighting for their freedom.” The Bar Association views the situation provocative and calls upon the government to desist from perpetuating the policy of genocide of Kashmiri Muslims, it said.
“Zahid Farooq’s killing by the forces is seventh incident since January 1. The young boys especially school going children have been targeted to death by the forces,” it said. Bar said the soil of the graves of the martyrs including college student Inayat Khan of Dalgate and Wamik Farooq of Rainawari were yet to dry, adding “The CRPF personnel have killed minor Zahid Farooq.” The Bar Association has also expressed its concern on the health of Abdul Basit and Shabir Ahmad of Safa Kadal Srinagar, who were injured in teargas shelling at Safa Kadal and were struggling for life at SKIMS.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (R) has paid glowing tributes to Zahid Farooq, who was killed by the troops in Brein Nishat here on Friday.
In a statement a JKLF (R) spokesman said, “The killing of innocent youth is highly condemnable. Situation would go out of control if killings aren’t stopped immediately.”
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