Hurriyat (M) condemns civilian killing, welcomes OIC statement on Kashmir

Expressing grief and anguish over yet another killing of civilian Sajjad Ahmed Parray in Shopian by government forces, Hurriyat Conference (M) has said the use of brute force on protestors is highly undemocratic, unjustified and uncalled for.

Paying tributes to slain Sajad, a Hurriyat (M) spokesperson in a statement issued to GNS said such killing of Kashmiris and the iron-fist policy adopted by the rulers push Kashmiri educated youth to the path of armed resistance, leading to disastrous consequences for them.

He said the use of live ammunition including lethal pellets and tear gas shells on protestors in south Kashmir’s Shopian district has left over 200 youth seriously and grievously injured while the use of pellets have left scores of youth with grave injuries to their eyes which is highly condemnable.

The spokesperson said that the GoI through lakhs of forces present in south Kashmir has turned it into a military barrack where the blood of people is flowing on a daily basis. The new government in India should change this policy, he said.

Meanwhile, Hurriyat (M) has welcomed the statement made by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Dr. Youfus Bin-Ahmed Al-Uthaman on Kashmir situation and termed it as the factual depiction of the ground reality.

At the session held at Mecca, the OIC Secretary General while addressing the OIC led contact group on Kashmir, rightly stated that the ongoing struggle in Kashmir should not be linked with terrorism but be viewed as a legitimate struggle, the Hurriyat (M) spokesperson said.

He also welcomed the OIC Secretary General’s speech wherein he stated that Kashmir issue was on top of the OIC’s agenda and the forum was keen to see the dispute being resolved in the backdrop of its historical perspective.

The amalgam hailed the suggestion put forth by the OIC Secretary-General wherein he suggested India and Pakistan to start a sustained dialogue for the resolution of the Kashmir issue. (GNS)

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