Police crackdown in south Kashmir denounced
Srinagar, July 23, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the forum patronized by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League have said that Indian police have launched the worst kind of crackdown on common people in South Kashmir.
The forum spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar said that people in entire South Kashmir were living under fear due to the ongoing police crackdown on youth.
“In these holy days when everybody is preparing for Eid-ul-Fitr, the police have launched the worst kind of crackdown on the common people in South Kashmir. They have arrested over 50 youth in Islamabad and Kulgam following the killing of a student by Indian forces,” he said. He added that due to this crackdown, hundreds of youth had gone into hiding and now the police were arresting fathers in place of their sons and brothers in place of their brothers.
The spokesman expressed serious concern over the critical condition of a youth, Ehsan-ul-Haq Wani, who was injured in the firing of police on peaceful protesters in Islamabad and was undergoing treatment at SMHS hospital in Srinagar.
He rejected the announcement of magisterial enquiry into the recent killing of a youth at Kaimoh in Kulgam in the firing of Indian troops on demonstrators. He said that such announcements had become jokes now as they were made only to silence the people for the time being.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League leader, Imtiaz Ahmad Shah in a statement termed the crackdowns on youth in Pulwama, Islamabad and Kulgam as law of jungle. He said that police had adopted a strategy to mint money by arresting innocent youth for ransom.
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