New year with same tactics: APHC leaders concerned over surge in HR violations IIOJK


In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders have expressed serious concern over the surge in Indian state terrorism on the first day of the new year.

According to Kashmir Media Service, APHC leaders, Muhammad Yasin Attai, Zamrooda Habib Yasmeen Raja, Dr Musaib and Molvi Sajjad Nadvi in their separate statements issued in Srinagar described the prevailing situation in the occupied territory as extremely grim with regard to the protection of civilians.

They welcomed the 2023 new year with the same Indian fascist regime and its forces in uniform illegally demolishing and seizing properties of innocent people and harassing them in their homes. This lawless territory is a military and police state which has been under siege since August 2019 when the Modi regime repealed its special status.

They said that the Kashmiris were facing so-called cordon and search operations by Indian troops, paramilitary and police personnel and raids by India’s notorious National Investigation Agency and State Investigation Agency.

The APHC leaders said that the fascist Modi government was victimizing the people of IIOJK for demanding their right to self-determination and trying to communalize all institutions of the territory.

They said the extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, torture, ill-treatment of women, ban on political activities and violation of all basic human rights by Indian troops had become a norm in the occupied territory.

They urged the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to take immediate notice of the systematic genocide of the Kashmiris by the Indian forces in IIOJK and put pressure on India to give the Kashmiri people the right to decide their political future by themselves.

Meanwhile, the APHC-AJK leaders, including General Secretary Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Syed Aijaz Rehmani and Sheikh Yaqoob in their separate statements expressed serious concern over the continued Indian state terrorism in IIOJK and urged the United Nations and the world to take cognizance of the atrocities and genocide of the Kashmiris by the Indian forces in the territory.

They said Kashmiri people are making huge sacrifices for their birthright to self-determination and they would continue their struggle till complete success.

They also demanded immediate release of all illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists, including Masarat Alam Butt, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Pir Saifullah, Molvi Bashir Ahmed, Naheeda Nasreen, Merajuddin Kalwal, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Farooq Ahmad Dar and Shahid-ul-Islam, languishing in different jails of India and the territory.—KMS