Batamaloo, Maisuma killings evoke widespread condemnation
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 6: The killing of four youth including a girl in Batamaloo and Maismua areas of Srinagar by the CRPF troopers and JK policemen has evoked strong condemnation from various political, social and religious organizations.
Hurriyat Conference (G) general secretary Masrat Alam Bhat said that the time had come when people should come on streets to protest against the innocent killings.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front has condemned the killings, terming it worst example of state terrorism and genocide.
The Front leaders including Showkat Ahmad Bakhshi, Mushtaq Ahmad Ajmal and Imtiyaz Ahmad Bita participated in the Nimaz-i-Jinaza of the martyred youth.
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (R) has alleged that government had given a free hand to its armed forces to kill Kashmir teenagers.
It has paid glowing tributes to the martyred youth and expressed solidarity with their families.
A spokesman of the Democratic Freedom Party said, “There is virtually army rule in Kashmir and that is why the people are not allowed to register their protests against innocent killings by the armed forces.”
Jama’at-e-Islami Jammu and Kashmir alleged that the troopers had unleashed a reign of terror by killing innocent people throughout the valley with the aid and abetment of the local administration.
“The state administration is imposing curfew after every killing spree in order to choke the public voice against this worst kind of state-terrorism. Indian forces have already obtained a license to kill any Kashmiri at will under the garb of the AFSPA and other draconian laws. The local government has utterly failed to protect the life and property of Kashmiri Muslims as they are more interested in safeguarding their own vested interests rather than the interests of the people. The CRPF has shown its ugliest face today when it killed four persons including a young woman by indiscriminate firing without any provocation or justification. Instead of taking any stringent action against the erring personnel, local administration has imposed indefinite curfew in the city and other towns of the valley just to prevent the people from protesting against this state barbarism and oppression,” said the Jama’at spokesman advocate Zahid Ali, adding that Jama’at warned the government of India against the ongoing genocide of innocent Kashmiris by its forces and demands an early resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the aspirations of the people of J&K without which the establishment of peace in the region is a farce.”
Jamaat has demanded immediate revocation of AFSPA and the release of all political prisoners including Syed Ali Geelani, M Ashraf Sahrai, Gen Musa, Shabir Shah and Dr Qasim
Tehreek-e-Muzahamat Jammu Kashmir spokesman Shabir Ahmad Zargar said these inhuman acts cannot prevent the pro-freedom people from continuing their struggle for freedom.
Peoples’ Freedom League termed it a conspiracy to suppress the ongoing freedom movement.
Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sharie Shian, while condemning killings alleged that the Kashmiris were targeted from every side.
The Awami National Conference president Begum Khalida Shah has expressed outrage over killings, demanding judicial probe into these and punishment to the troopers involved in the act. She has prayed for all the slain persons and expressed solidarity with bereaved families.
The incarcerated vice chairman of Jammu Kashmir Peoples League Mukhtar Ahmad Waza has condemned the killings, saying that “arbitrary killing of Kashmiri youth has reached intolerable stage.”
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