Not part of group that met CM: KCSDS

Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) strongly condemned the “brutality” let loose by security forces on unarmed protesters following killing of Burhan Wani.
Not part of group that met CM: KCSDS
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Kashmir Centre for Social and Developmental Studies (KCSDS) strongly condemned the "brutality" let loose by security forces on unarmed protesters following killing of Burhan Wani.

While condemning the killings, the KCSDS in a statement has disassociated itself from the civil society group which had met Chief Minister on Monday.

"More than 35 youth have been killed and around 1700 are injured. All those killed have been found with bullet injuries in the vital areas like head and chest showing that the police shot to kill, rather than disperse the protesters," the statement reads.

"News report published in a local daily shows how a poor innocent mason, Shabir Ahmad Mir of Tengpora, barely 26 years old was killed by SHO Batamaloo in his home."

"If these are not serious war crimes, then KCSDS suggests to the UN and whole international community to redraft the covenants on war crimes, human behavior and dignity so that States like India are handed a licence to demolish humanity at will," the statement adds.

It states that the current crisis is symptomatic of unresolved Kashmir dispute. The Indian State is deliberately and most unfairly criminalizing the expression of genuine political rights and aspirations of the people of JK State.

KCSDS stated that it is peeved at a news report published that civil society members had a meeting with Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti.

"We want to make it clear that KCSDS had nothing to do with such a meeting which adds salt to the injuries of those whose loved ones have been killed or injured by the present govt," it states.

"A group of traders, whose wisdom is limited to sale, purchase of goods and profits made thereof, can by no stretch of imagination represent Civil Society's concerns," the civil society amalgam stated adding that government by misnaming such a meeting as representative of broad civil society is misleading to say the least. 

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