In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has strongly condemned the surge in the killing spree by Indian troops in the territory.
The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the Indian troops had converted IIOJK into a battleground and were killing innocent people, particularly youth in fake encounters and cordon and search operations.
He paid rich tributes to the youth martyred by the troops in Shopian, today. He said the people of the territory are not allowed to bury their martyrs according to their religious rituals, which is a brazen violation of human rights. Indian troops bury the bodies of the martyrs in unknown graves without performing the religious rituals, he deplored, and strongly castigated this inhuman behaviour of the Indian forces’ personnel.
The spokesman reiterated the Kashmiris’ pledge to take the ongoing resistance movement to its logi-cal conclusion despite the repressive measures adopted by Indian forces. He urged the United Na-tions Human Rights Council and other human rights organisations to send their teams to IIOJK to take stock of the deteriorating situation in the occupied territory.
APHC leader Mukhtar Ahmad Waza addressing a condolence meeting in Islamabad said that the amicable settlement of the Kashmir dispute can bring peace and prosperity in the region. He said the unresolved Kashmir dispute is a great threat to peace in South Asia and appealed to the world pow-ers to resolve it according to the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people so that durable peace could be established in the region.
APHC leader, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, in a statement in Srinagar deplored that the authorities have closed the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and are not allowing even the congregational Juma prayers which is a direct interference in the religious affairs of the Kashmiri Muslims. He also denounced the ban on students wearing hijab in schools by the High Court in the Indian state of Karnataka and described it violation of the fundamental rights.—KMS