UJC blames Govt for Handwara killing
Srinagar, Feb 7: Condemning the killing of Manzoor Ahmad Magray at Chowgul Handwara, the United Jihad Council spokesman, Syed Sadaqat Hussain on Monday alleged that the government had given a license to kill to its armed forces in Kashmir.
“The history of freedom movement of Kashmir is replete with such inhuman incidents. The armed forces have been indulging in the heinous acts of killing and other rights violations recklessly for the past 63 years in general and 21 years in particular. These killings speak volumes about government’s frustration and state terrorism,” Sadaqat said, in statement issued from Pakistan administered Kashmir, expressing solidarity and sympathy with the bereaved family.
Sadaqat expressed concern over, what he said, the ‘studied silence’ maintained by the international human rights organizations and United Nations over innocent killings by the armed forces in Kashmir.
He also condemned the ‘forcible occupation’ of Childcare and Maternity hospital by the Special Operations Group personnel at Sopore in north Kashmir.
RAJA HAIDER CONDEMNS
Condemning the killing former prime minister of PaK and chief organizer of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PaK chapter) Raja Farooq Haider today said while the government of India had resumed dialogue with Pakistan, its forces were ‘ceaselessly subjecting the Kashmiris to repression with impunity.’
In a statement, Haider said the GoI could not normalize the situation in J&K by ‘using military might.’
“Peace in the disputed Himalayan region can take root only when the popular sentiment of the people would be given respect,” he said.
The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front vice-chairman, advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat also decounced the killing.
"Here people are saying sorry after putting a human being to death. This sorry can only be acceptable to the people who have sold out their conscience. But Kashmiris are not among them,” Bhat said while expressing solidarity with the family of Shaheed Manzoor Ahmad Magray of Chowgul, Handwara.
Meanwhile, Front delegation led by Bhat, as a part of Hafta Shahadat, visited district Baramulla on Monday. Front, organized a condolence meeting in memory of Shaheed Ahmad Magray at district office, Baramulla and offered special prayers offered for the martyred youth.
SHOW MAX RESTRAINT DURING SEARCH OPS: APSCC TO ARMY
All Parties Sikh Coordination Committee has urged the GoC 15 Corps to direct the soldiers to show maximum restraint during search operations.
“If army does not protect the human rights, then we cannot expect anyone else to do it,” APSCC chairman, Jagmohan Singh Raina said during a condolence meeting held here to pay tributes to Manzoor.
“The bloodshed by army will only lead to destruction and will defame the Army image,” he said.
Raina demanded that night operations conducted by Army and SOG in civilian areas, especially in border districts should be stopped as they were ‘basic reason for innocent killings.’
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