TAAK condemns killing of youth, atrocities by forces
Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) today strongly condemned the "atrocities the government forces are committing on the youth of Kashmir in the wake of current public uprising in the Valley."
In a statement here today the association lambasted the government for "giving license to kill to the forces including police in Kashmir."
Condemning the killing of the youth, the association said: "The atrocious committed by the forces on the unarmed civilians, reflects the impunity with which the forces backed by draconian laws like AFSPA are operating in Kashmir."
Manzoor Siddiq, president TAAK said the atrocities and killings by the forces cannot be justified whatever may be the excuse.
He demanded that the draconian laws imposed on Jammu and Kashmir state need to be revoked. "The people of Kashmir can never be safe under these draconian laws. The population of the Kashmir region has been living under the constant threat of these laws for the past 27 years."
He said: "After every brutal killing of innocents in Kashmir, ordering probes and inquiries has become a pattern that yields no results. Not a single culprit has so far been brought to book."
"The need of the hour is to revoke AFSPA and other inhuman laws from J&K so that no further human life is lost," he added.
Meanwhile, the association has thanked the doctors and paramedics "who have worked and are working tirelessly to treat the injured civilians."