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Malik condemns repeated incidents of civilian thrashings

Srinagar, July 20: Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Yasin Malik condemned the ‘ongoing
reign of terror’ unleashed by government forces throughout Kashmir especially in southern and northern
districts.
In a statement issued , Malik said that recent nocturnal crackdown at Mochwara Shopian during which men
in uniform went berserk and tortured men, women, children and elders of whole village, vandalized and
destroyed residential houses, vehicles and peoples properties is “an example of colonial mindset in the garb
of democracy”.
“Desecration of graveyards and other religious places, attacks on families of rivals, destroying residential
houses, orchards, paddy fields, beating to pulp everyone who comes their way without the discrimination of
age and gender, incarcerating and torturing political leaders and activists and terrorizing whole villages and
families can only be termed as inhuman, unethical acts of cowardice and terrorism in uniform,” he said.
“When news, photos and videos of this reign of terror comes to forth, Army spokesman and the rulers
immediately come up with unashamed responses, shamelessly denying everything and belying those
oppressed,” he said.

“Though oppression is going on in Jammu Kashmir from last many years, but after the imposition of
Governors rule in Jammu Kashmir, this oppression has increased alarmingly and it has in fact beaten all
previous records,” he said.