Illegally detained APHC vice chairman and President of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Shabbir Ahmed Shah has urged the world community, particularly the United Nations, to play role in stopping bloodbath of innocent Kashmiris at the hands of Indian forces in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a message from notorious Tihar jail, New Delhi, highlighting the grim situation in the held territory, said there has been immense increase in the incidents of bloody violence unleashed upon the Kashmiris by the Indian troops.
“It is quite unfortunate that the Kashmiri youth were being killed by the Indian forces without any reason”, the APHC leader said, adding that during the past couple of months, dozens of civilians, mostly young boys, have been killed during fake-encounters and cordon and search operations (CASOs) conducted by the Indian military and paramilitary forces across the valley.
Terming the systematic killing of youth as the worst form of state terrorism, Shabbir Shah maintained that targeted killing of youth was a part of India’s nefarious designs to change demography of the territory.
Demanding the international community to take notice of the growing military onslaught against Kashmiris, he said that the bloodshed and violence would continue to wreak havoc in the region unless the Indian government was held accountable for the heinous war crimes.
The DFP president further said that Indian forces, on one hand, were involved in the systematic genocide of Kashmiris, while, on the other, the Modi-led fascist regime was hatching conspiracies to silence every dissenting voice in Kashmir under the garb of Public Safety Act (PSA), Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and other draconian laws.
Denouncing India’s brutal repression against Kashmiris, Shabbir Shah said that the oppression and suppression by the Indian government could not deter Kashmiris from pursuing their legitimate rights, guaranteed to them by the international community.
Shah Shah, who has been languishing in Tihar jail for six years, also expressed grave concern over the illegal and continued detention of Kashmiri leaders and political activists who have been arrested before and after 5th August 2019 when the Modi government repealed Kashmir’s special status and imposed military siege in the territory.
Reiterating the Kashmiris pledge to take the ongoing freedom struggle to its logical conclusion, he said that the oppression and suppression by the Indian government could not deter Kashmiris from pursuing their legitimate rights, guaranteed to them by the international community.
He urged the world human rights organisations to take effective cognizance of the war crimes being committed against Kashmiris by the Indian occupation forces.—KMS