Srinagar, August 04, 2016 (PPI-OT):In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has termed the continued killing of innocent civilians by Indian forces as the worst kind of naked barbarism and state terrorism.
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued in Srinagar criticized the silence of the United Nations over the killings in the occupied territory. “If the UN cannot stop the killing of the oppressed and weak by the powerful and influential oppressor it should close shop or announce that it is an organization of the powerful and influential and for the powerful and influential and those that do not fall is this league cease to exist for them.”
He also spoke over phone to the father and other family members of martyred youth, Riyaz Ahmad Shah, who was killed after being hit by pellets fired from point-blank range by the personnel of Indian forces in Srinagar, the other day, and expressed solidarity with the family.
The Mirwaiz paid rich tributes to Riyaz Ahmad Shah and said, “Martyrs live forever in the collective conscience of their nation, and it is from them that a nation struggling for freedom and justice derives its inspiration and strength.” “Today, even those in India who call themselves the champions of human rights or the civil society are maintaining a criminal silence over killing of innocent people in Kashmir,” he deplored.
He said that peaceful public protests were continuing in every nook and corer of the Kashmir Valley. “The entire world is witness to the fact that the people of Kashmir themselves are carrying forward their resistance movement and when people stand up for their basic right, the right to self-determination, nobody on the earth has the power to stop them,” he maintained. The Mirwaiz warned that the spark neglected in the Kashmir dispute could turn into a dangerous ammunition dump for entire South Asia.
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