Gulzar concerned over unabated killings by troops

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In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, has expressed deep concern over the killing of innocent Kashmiris by Indian troops in the territory.

Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar in a statement issued in Srinagar said the blood-thirsty Indian troops have let loose a reign of terror in the nook and corner of the territory.

He said, killing of nine innocent civilians in fake encounters by Indian forces at Hyderpora in Srinagar and in Kulgam district in just four days shows that the lives of Kashmiri people are not safe at the hands of killer Indian forces.

The APHC leader appealed to the people of the territory to hold funeral prayers in absentia for the martyrs of Hyderpora and Kulgam after Juma prayers and register peaceful protests against the killings on Friday.

He urged the United Nations Human Rights Council and other international human rights or-ganisations to take cognizance of the civilian kill-ings by the Indian forces’ personnel to suppress the Kashmiris’ just and legitimate demand for right to self-determination.

Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar deplored that people are being killed, maimed, tortured, detained, degraded and their properties plundered by the Indian men in uniform with impunity for the last seven decades in IIOJK.

In this grim situation, it is the foremost re-sponsibility of the United Nations to stop genocide and human rights abuses in the occupied territory and play a role in resolving the long-pending Kash-mir dispute as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, he maintained.—KMS

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