Hurriyat Conference (M) condemned the killing of 22-year old Waseem Ahmed Lone of Nadihal Baramulla by forces saying "history will hold state rulers guilty of facilitating brutality on people."
In a statement, spokesperson of Hurriyat (M) said, "large scale atrocities by state forces who enjoy impunity and immunity continues unabated and uninterrupted."
"In the past 77 days, 89 people have been killed, thousands injured and maimed, more than 600 children and teenagers partially or completely blinded. Entire leadership is either jailed or caged at homes, rights activists, lawyers teachers and thousands of youth arbitrarily and illegally arrested and send to jails outside the state, people beaten up, harassed and humiliated on a daily basis, curfews and curbs, communication and media gags arbitrarily imposed. Loss of assets and livelihood cannot even be calculated," the statement said.
"At this juncture as the killings continue, we once again appeal to those who claim to be the elected representatives of the people to overcome their moral turpitude and show decency. As the Indian state sends more and more forces in civilian areas to crush us, it is time for them to introspect," it said.
Elaborating, the spokesperson said "the present and future of the people of Kashmir is at stake. "Each person, each child who is killed and maimed in Kashmir is your collective responsibility, you have been governing the people, ruling over them , enjoying fruits of power. Take responsibility for your actions, which lead to blood-baths. Show compassion and give back something to your people. History will judge you again and again and will hold you guilty for facilitating unprecedented brutality on your own people," the spokesperson said addressing the state rulers."
"Use your influence with the Indian state and civil society and persuade them to immediately put an end to the brutality unleashed on us and seriously work towards a political solution— a solution which respects the will and aspirations of the people. You have to make it clear to the Indian state that the people of Kashmir cannot be crushed by force and or forced to surrender their struggle for justice and right to self determination," he said.
"If you fail to influence, the Indian State then it becomes incumbent upon you to resign immediately and render the state institutions, which have been thrust on us-redundant. Tariq Karra has taken a lead in this and shown the way. Omar Abdullah has been showing concern and is giving statements about the imperatives of a political solution and the failure and loss of credibility of state institutions in this regard. If he (Omar) is sincere in what he is saying and genuinely believes he represents people then he has a responsibility to make Indian Government stop its obduracy and Initiate a genuine political process. If his attempts prove futile, he should take a firm position and resign and in doing so open a new vista for those in power to follow," he said.
"As far as Hurriyat is concerned, it is clear we have no traction with any power. Hurriyat represents the will and aspirations of the oppressed people of Kashmir. Our strength and resource lies in the faith and justness of our cause," the spokesman added.