AFSPA emboldens armed forces: Hurriyat G
Reiterates shutdown call
Srinagar, July 27: Reacting to the General Officer Commanding of the Armyís 15 Corps Lt General Om Prakashís statement over the killing of a civilian in Bandipora, the Hurriyat Conference (G) said it made a fun of his own claim that army was a disciplined force and carried out operation with integrity and that there was no need to conduct any investigation into the killing of Hilal Ahmad Dar.
In a statement today, the Hurriyat spokesman Ayaz Akbar said the draconian laws like AFSPA that are in vogue in Jammu Kashmir had emboldened the armed forces in the state to kill anyone.
He alleged that AFSPA has given armed forces the licence to kill.
The spokesman strongly condemned the house of arrest of its chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelan and Tehreek-e-Hurriyat general secretary Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai. He also condemned the arrest of Muhamamd Yousuf Falahi and Bashir Ahmad Qureshi.
The spokesman said Geelani and Sehrai were not allowed to offer their Friday prayers today. He said Fallahi and Qureshi were arrested at Pattan by the police and taken to some unknown place.
He alleged that the state administration was preventing people from mourning the killings of innocent civilians.
Meanwhile, Hurriyat has appealed to the people to make the Saturdayís shutdown call a complete success as, according to him, they (people) has no option other than observing strike to register their protest against innocent killings by the armed forces.
The spokesman demanded that the Aloosa killing should be got probed into by some international agency.
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