Srinagar, October 05, 2020 (PPI-OT): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, APHC leader and Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement, Khawaja Firdous, has said that India is using brutal tactics to suppress the Kashmiris’ freedom movement.
Khawaja Firdous in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India under black laws had given a free hand to its troops to massacre the Kashmiris. The Hurriyat leader said that after arresting innocent youth, the troops martyr them in fake encounters and dub them militants. He said that Indian Army had martyred a large number of Kashmiri youth in fake encounters to get rewards and promotions.
Khawaja Firdous said that the troops during large scale operations in the occupied territory commit massive human rights violations. He condemned the killing of three youth from Rajouri in a fake encounter by Indian troops in Shopian. He said that the troops had called these martyrs as foreign militants.
The APHC leader also mentioned the Kunan Pushpura incident and the massacre of Sikhs in Chhatti Singhpura as few examples to paint the dark picture of the Indian Army present in IIOJK. He urged the international community to take notice of the killing of Kashmiris by the Indian occupational forces.
Expressing grave concern over the plight of Kashmiris illegally detained in Indian jails, Khawaja Firdous said that coronavirus had infected the inmates in jails on a large scale and demanded the release of Kashmiri prisoners. He said that unless the Kashmir issue was resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, lasting peace could not be established in South Asia.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir People’s Association (JKPA) in a statement issued in Jammu also demanded immediate release of political prisoners languishing in different Indian jails. The JKPA said these people were arrested for fighting against injustice and exposing the atrocities committed against civilians by fascist Indian regime in the occupied territory.
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