Kashmir witnessing planned genocide: JKDFP
Pays rich tributes to 1931 martyrs
Srinagar: The Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (JKDFP) has termed the continuous killings in Kashmir as part of a ‘well planned genocide’ and added that the struggle of Kashmiri people for their political rights continues despite all such ‘brutal tactics’ since 1931.
In a press release issued here, the Secretary General of JKDFP, Moulana Mohammad Abdullah Tari expressed deep concern over the brutal killing of one more unarmed civilian namely Tamsheel Ahmad Khan in Shopian by government forces and injuring of around 150 protesters by firing bullets and pellets on them. “Such type of a situation is enough to understand the policy of New Delhi which is to wipe out the whole pro-freedom generation. This genocide which is part of a long term Indian policy is aimed at crushing the political sentiments in the disputed region,” he was quoted as saying by the press release.
He has further said that youths were being ‘massacred’ on one or the other pretext on daily basis terming it a matter of serious concern and appealed human rights organizations to intervene. He further said that Kashmir dispute could not be resolved militarily and instead New Delhi should take practical political measures to sort out the issue.
Moulana Tari paid rich and glowing tributes to Sameer Ahmad Sheikh of Rawalpora, Shopian and his associate who were killed at Kundalan Shopian during an encounter terming them ‘martyrs who fought the Indian forces’. He prayed for the speedy recovery for those who were injured in the subsequent clashes between forces and protestors.
He also paid rich tributes to all martyrs f Kashmir including of 1931 and said that they provided the basis of the resistance movement. “The struggle to attain right to self determination will continue until the people of Jammu Kashmir are asked about their political will in an atmosphere without fear,” he was quoted as saying as he also appealed people to ‘safeguard the sacrifices’ of the ‘martyrs of Kashmir’ by remaining ‘steadfast’.
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