Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) general secretary Nahida Nasreen today alleged that ahead of the visit of the All-Party delegation, the forces are "harassing" people across Kashmir.
"From the past two days, forces have brutalized whole Kashmir. On Friday, hundreds of persons were fired pellets, beaten and arrested in Shopian area. Today hundreds of persons were showered pellets and bullets at Ranipora area of South Kashmir's Islamabad (Anantnag) district," the statement said.
"In Srinagar also hundreds of youth were injured when these forces went berserk in areas including Batamaloo, Habbakadal and other areas. In Bottashah Mohalla, Lal Baazar, area pellets were rained on Rafiq Ahmad Zargar, his 8-year old son Zafeer Zargar and five-year-old daughter Bareen Zargar late on Friday evening. They are battling for life at SMHS hospital here," it said.
"I want to ask Mehbooba Mufti that which camp was this 5-year-old girl attacking that she was fired upon with hundreds of pellets from close range. This is brutality in its worst form. All this is done to break the resolve of people of Jammu Kashmir and stop them from pursuing the resistance movement going against the Indian control from the past two months."
"But people in Kashmir and in the Muslim majority belt of Jammu have decided that they will take this movement to its logical conclusion," it said.
"Forces on Saturday morning picked up Syed Muhammad Taha Andrabi, brother of DeM chairperson Syeda Aasiya Andrabi, from his residence and detained him at an undisclosed location. He was arrested without being given any reason. Prior to this, his brother-in-law Pervaiz Maqbool Shah was arrested and he is languishing in Central jail from the past two months. Their fault is that, like every Kashmiri, this family also wants to see an end to the Indian control and live a free life. No matter how much this family is repressed, it will continue to follow and pursue this resistance movement until forcible control of India ends," Nasreen said.