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Joint Hurriyat condemns ‘wave of terror’ across south Kashmir


Srinagar, Sep 04: Joint Hurriyat leadership on Tuesday strongly condemned the continued ‘wave of terror and intimidation’ being unleashed by forces across south Kashmir.
In a statement, Joint Hurriyat comprising of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik said that forces are launching cordon and search operations to “terrorize and harass common people”.
“Making people hostage in their own homes, thrashing them, vandalizing their houses, detaining youth at will and then mercilessly killings civilians in this manner is absolute state aggression and state terrorism which the Indian state is perpetuating as a state policy, with impunity and without remorse,” they said.
In a joint statement, the leadership said that “despite unleashing ultimate terror and repression across South Kashmir, the resolve of the people of south Kashmir to stand up against it is unwavering, adding to the frustration of forces, who then resort to revenge, and vendetta against civilian population.”
Leadership said that no military might has ever succeeded in suppressing a people’s just political movement across the globe and neither will this. “The dispute will have to be resolved politically in keeping with peoples will and choice,” Joint Hurriyat said.
Meanwhile, on the call of Joint Hurriyat, scores of leaders and activists assembled at the historic Jamia Masjid Srinagar for a joint protest sit-in against the reign of terror inflicted on the people of South Kashmir.
The protest was led by JKLF chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik, who strongly denounced the force’s crackdown on dozens of south Kashmir villages and killing of innocent people terming it as barbaric and highly undemocratic. Malik while addressing the protestors, comprising JRL leaders, activists and youth, said that the leadership won’t remain silent on the endless pain inflicted on the people of south Kashmir.
Malik said if forces and the authorities don’t stop the open aggression being unleashed against the people of south Kashmir that includes thrashing of inmates, sudden search operations, the leadership won’t hesitate in asking people to hit the streets.He said people of South Kashmir are being punished for no fault, and they have been left at the mercy of forces as every citizen in south Kashmir districts lives under constant fear.



Geelani concerned about killings, search operations

Srinagar, Sep 04: Condemning the widespread killing spree and extensive CASOs in almost all the villages and towns of South Kashmir, All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani expressed his deep concern about the military concentration around Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam districts of South Kashmir.
Paying rich tributes to Fayaz Ahmad Wani of Chewah Kalan Pulwama, a 22 year old civilian who was martyred in a direct hit fire by the Indian occupation forces, the Hurriyat leader expressed his anguish on thrusting undeclared war against the civilian population.
Terming the occupation forces as blood-thirsty for killing the innocent youth without any provocation, the Hurriyat leader said that the innocent people killed for demanding their right to self-determination can’t be justified in anyway. It is a grave violation of human rights, said Geelani.
Hurriyat chairman alleged that during the cordon and search operations in dozens of villages of South Kashmir, people were forced to stay for the whole night at the roads, streets and fields. Living under the shadow of a war like situation has created panic and an agonized atmosphere in almost all the villages of South Kashmir, said Geelani.

Pulwama shuts against killing

Pulwama, Sep 4: A complete shutdown was observed in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the killing of a youth by Government Forces on Tuesday.
Reports said that all shops and business establishments remained closed while public transport also remained off the roads. No organization had called for a shutdown.
Class work also remaiend suspended in all the higher secondary schools in Pulwama, Rajpora and Kakapora tehsils of this south Kashmir district.
Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ghulam Muhammad Dar said that class work in Degree College for boys and women remained suspended on Tuesday.
The development came in the wake of killing of a civilian Fayaz Ahmed in Forces’ action during clashes in Gusoo village of the district on Monday. (CNS)