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Hurriyet leaders continue to condemn Handwara killings

Srinagar, April 15, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, pro-freedom leaders and organizations continue to condemn the civilian killings in Kupwara at the hands of Indian Army personnel. The All Parties Hurriyet Conference leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, in a statement in Srinagar said that it was high time for Indian civil society to come out against New Delhi’s Kashmir policy. He rejected the so-called enquiry commission announced by the authorities to probe the killings. “Such commissions are constituted to conceal facts and provide safe passage to the culprits involved in the brutal killings,” he added.

The Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement Chairman, Mohammad Sharif Sartaj in a statement issued in Jammu condemning the killings, urged the people of India to raise voice against the genocide of the Kashmiris by the Indian forces. He said that the occupation forces had been given a free hand to kill and arrest innocent Kashmiris. He reiterated the resolve of Kashmiri people to take the liberation movement to its logical conclusion at all costs.

The spokesman of Jamaat-e-Islami of occupied Kashmir, Advocate Zahid Ali, in a statement in Srinagar said that the presence of Indian armed forces in the territory was the main reason of civilian killings and demanded impartial probe into the recent cold-blooded murder of innocent people.

He pointed out that in some areas in the Valley and the areas near the Line of Control in Jammu, the presence and interference of the Indian army in public affairs had turned the life of the people into a hell. On the other hand, Kashmir Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS), an organization of Valley-based Kashmiri Pandits, has condemned the firing incidents in Handwara and Drugmulla areas of Kupwara in which four persons were killed.

The KPSS President, Sanjay Tickoo in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “This is really unfortunate that these gruesome incidents are engineered to meet the vicious political agenda. It seems that a few persons in Kashmir want to destabilize the territory on the directives of their masters and for that common masses are used as tool to achieve the goal. The loss of lives cannot be compensated by any means, and the loss is irreparable.”

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