Systematic killing of youth by Indian troops in IIOJK condemned


The Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, headed by incarcerated senior APHC leader Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has strongly condemned the systematic killing of innocent Kashmiri youth by Indian troops to turn the Muslim majority of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir into a minority.

The DFP in a statement in Srinagar termed the ruthless killing of Kashmiris as part of the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government’s sinister plan to change the demographic composition of IIOJK. It deplored that on one hand, India has let loose its troops to kill innocent Kashmiris while on the other, it has intensified its attempts to disempower the Muslim majority by permanently settling the Indian Hindus and granting voting rights to the non-local labourers and Indian forces’ personnel in the territory. The DFP urged the UN and world human rights organizations to play their role in stopping the Indian state terrorism in IIOJK.

Indian police arrested four innocent youth, Shakir Akber Gojree, Mohsin Wani, Himayun Shariq and Faizan Ashraf, from a check-post at Gousiabad Chowk in Chinkipora area of Sopore town of Baramulla district. The police dubbed the arrested youth as over-ground workers of a mujahid organization to justify their illegal detention.

Meanwhile, the APHC-AJK Convener, Mahmood Ahmad Saghar, and General Secretary, Shaikh Abdul Mateen, in a joint statement issued in Islamabad denounced in strong terms the continued killing and arresting of Kashmiri youth and shifting of political detainees from IIOJK to various Indian jails. They described the shifting of the Kashmiri prisoners to the Indian jails as the worst display of victimization to punish them for opposing India’s illegal occupation of their homeland.

On the other hand, in yet another act of anti-Muslim bias, the Indian Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking the arrest of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nupur Sharma over her derogatory remarks against the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). Instead, the court asked the petitioner to withdraw the plea.

The family of an 8-year-old boy arrested in Barhariya city in Siwan district of the Indian state of Bihar has said that the police are demanding money for his release. The police had arrested the boy, Rizwan Qureshi, along with his grandfather from a local mosque following anti-Muslim violence during a Hindutva rally in the city on Thursday.—KMS


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