Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while paying tributes to the eight civilians who were killed by the armed forces on Sunday, today said, "India kills our youth for sport."
"It looks very unlikely that any amount of condemnation of this inhuman approach of killing and maiming us is going to change the attitude of India. It is getting clear by the day that the current dispensation in New Delhi has decided to adopt a repressive military approach in dealing with the political and human problem of Kashmir," Mirwaiz, who continues to be under house detention, in a statement today, said.
He said, "We are under forcible control and should expect no humanity from our New Delhi. Local quisling aiding our genocide the PDP has lost all sense of shame and sensitivity to the pain, suffering and sacrifices of the people of Kashmir."
"In this scenario of severe repression, the courage and resolve once again displayed by the people of Kashmir by rejecting the election drama and the absolutely clear message they send to the Government of India and the world that their goal is the right to self-determination and nothing else, reassures that repression and killing cannot cow down a nation yearning for freedom even in the wake of such military oppression of a mighty country," Mirwaiz said.
Saluting the resilience and steadfastness of the people especially the youth, Mirwaiz said, "their Supreme sacrifices of life and limb deeply grieves us but further strengthens our commitment towards our mission as it gets engraved on our hearts and mind."
"The whole valley has become a big jail manned by Indian forces and police where people and leadership are detained, caged, gagged and harassed and no space and scope is given to anyone by our oppressors to reach out, protest and mourn the murder of our teenagers and children. The only way for us to express our collective grief at their death and share the sorrow with the bereaved families is to observe shutdown and register our solidarity with the martyrs and the cause for which they were killed," he said.