Use of force against protesters in IOK denounced

Srinagar, May 04, 2017 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyet leaders and organizations have strongly denounced the use of brute force on protesters including students by Indian police and troops in Sopore, Shopian and Badgam.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the All Parties Hurriyet Conference General Secretary, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in a statement in Srinagar denounced the massive military operation launched by Indian forces in Shopian district. He termed the use of brute force against students in Sopore, and nocturnal raid in Budgam district as the worst kind of state terrorism.

He castigated the puppet authorities for unleashing a reign of oppression on people and students in Sopore, Shopian and Budgam and deplored that on one hand, Indian forces have been given a free hand to harass people and on the other, police are pushing Kashmiri youth and students to the wall by arresting them. He warned the authorities of serious repercussions if such barbarism was not stopped.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of Hurriyet forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement in Srinagar denounced the use of force on protesting students and civilians in Sopore, Shopian and Badgam areas by Indian men in uniform. He said that India had waged a war against the unarmed Kashmiris and Indian forces were committing the worst kind of brutalities on them to suppress their voice for freedom.

Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Muhammad Iqbal Mir, Muhammad Ahsaan Untoo, Imtiyaz Ahmad Reshi and Gulam Nabi War in their joint statement in Srinagar condemned act of state terrorism at degree collage in Sopore. The deplored that the forces used heavy tear-smoke to disperse the protesting students including girl students. They termed the action as the worst kind of barbarism.

The Jamat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir and the Chairperson of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement (JKMM), Farida Behenji in their separate statements in Srinagar condemned the brute action of Indian forces personnel. They urged the world community and the international human rights organizations to take notice of the Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory and put pressure on India to resolve the dispute according to the will of Kashmiri people.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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