JKPM condemns arrests of resistance leadership

Jammu

In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) has condemned the house arrests and other restrictions being placed on the resistance leadership preventing them from participating in the political, social and religious programmes and activities.
APHC leader and JKPM Chairman, Mir Shahid Saleem while addressing a party meeting said that the Jammu and Kashmir had been turned into a police state where people were denied all civil, political and democratic rights. He said the pro-freedom leadership which represents the aspirations and the sentiments of the people has either been locked in their houses or lodged in police stations and jails.
The JKPM chairman said that India was using tactics of oppression and suppression to crush the voice of dissent in Kashmir. He said the recent remarks made by the Indian Army chief warning peaceful protesters of being treated as the open ground workers of mujahideen which was followed by the another statement of the police chief reminding mujahideen about the safety of their families.
The JKPM leader said this all proves beyond any doubt that the so-called Ajit Doval doctrine was being implemented in letter and spirit in Kashmir, which strongly recommends crushing pro freedom struggle with the brute force without any space for dialogue and political engagement.
He warned that with this brutality and inhuman approach India could only achieve the silence of the graveyard not peace that could only be achieved by resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the people.—KMS