Saghar concerned over killings, 'intensified violence' in Kashmir

"How many more sacrifices will awaken the world conscience. A full-fledged war to kill Kashmiri youth is on the other every effort is being put to choke the voice of dissent,” he added.

Vice-president of Democratic Freedom Party, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has expressed concern over killings of Kashmiris and “intensified violence” in the Valley. 

In an e-mailed statement the former APHC convener said, “The desperate rights situation in Kashmir merits a prompt action by the United Nations and rights bodies.”

He flayed the world community’s deafening silence over the sufferings of Kashmiri people. “ It’s quite unfortunate that the so-called champions of human rights, liberty, peace and justice have been watching the macabre game of death dance in Kashmir like a silent spectator.” 

"How many more sacrifices will awaken the world conscience. A full-fledged war to kill Kashmiri youth is on the other every effort is being put to choke the voice of dissent,” he added.

Saghar also voiced deep concern over what he called the “illegal detention” of the DFP chairman Shabir Ahmed Shah and other Hurriyat leaders.