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.