Saghar concerned over surge in Indian state terrorism

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The Convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, has expressed serious concern over the surge in state terrorism by Indian troops in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad strongly condemned the killing of four more innocent Kashmiri youth by Indian soldiers in Jammu district, yesterday. The youth martyred in a fake encounter when they were traveling in a vehicle in Sidhra area of the district. He said, the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs will not go waste, adding that peace could not be established in the region without a permanent solution to the lingering Kashmir dispute.

The APHC-AJK Convener deplored that the Indian soldiers were continuing genocide of the Kashmiris to turn the Muslim-majority of territory into a minority. He said India cannot change the internationally recognized disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir through its cruel tactics. He urged New Delhi to abandon its oppressive policy towards Kashmir and give the Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination.

Mehmood Ahmed Saghar said demanded of the United Nations and international human rights organizations to take immediate notice of Indian atrocities in IIOJK.

He also expressed grief and sorrow over the death of the mother of illegally detained APHC leader Abdul Samad Inqilabi in IIOJK.

Meanwhile, APHC-AJK leader, Altaf Ahmed Butt, in a statement in Islamabad also denounced the killing of the four youth by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Sidhra area of Jammu. He deplored that the Modi regime has given impunity to the Indian troops to punish the Kashmiris for demanding their internationally-recognized right to self-determination.—KMS