Day after Parvaiz Guroo’s killing, KEA asks ‘who will feed his family’

Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman and president of KTMF Haji Mohammad Yasin Khan on Thursday condemned the killing of Parvaiz Ahmed Guroo in firing by government forces in Pulwama district yesterday.
Day after Parvaiz Guroo’s killing, KEA asks ‘who will feed his family’
Parvaiz died after being hit by a bullet fired by forces to disperse protesters in Pulwama on Wednesday. GK Photo

Kashmir Economic Alliance Chairman and president of KTMF Haji Mohammad Yasin Khan on Thursday condemned the killing of Parvaiz Ahmed Guroo in firing by government forces in Pulwama district yesterday. 

In a statement issued here today, Khan said it was highly condemnable that the men in uniform "continue to fail to uphold human rights as civilians are killed by the trigger-friendly forces in cold blood". 

"The latest victim of this systematic elimination of the Kashmiris has been Parvez Ahmed Guroo who is survived by two sisters—one of them handicapped—and aged father," Khan said.

"His only fault was that this poor youth was the only bread earner of his family and this he would achieve by extracting sand from rivers," he said. 

Khan said by killing one human, the forces have left an entire family to die by inches. "While the Kashmir police chief says he will probe the failure of his ranks, who will feed this poor family and who will earn for them? This is really shameful," asked Khan. 

He appealed the international human rights groups, including Amnesty International, to look into the "systematic elimination of Kashmiri youth." 

"Humanity demands that this cycle of impunity as is enjoyed by forces needs an end if at (all) the people of Kashmir are to be considered humans," said Khan.

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