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Youth killing evokes widespread condemnation

Srinagar, March 14, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, pro-liberation leaders and organisations have strongly condemned the cold-blooded killing of a Kashmiri youth by Indian troops in Saidapora area of Srinagar, the other day.

The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement said, “The barbaric killing of Altaf Ahmad Wani shows the frustration” of Indian forces.

“The blanket impunity enjoyed by Indian forces under draconian laws like AFSPA means that they can kill anybody at anytime in Kashmir,” he added.

The Mirwaiz also appealed to the international human rights bodies to take immediate notice of the “state-sponsored violence and repression against the Kashmiris.”

While denouncing the killing, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani in a media interview said, “India is denying political space to leaders and people of the territory as a matter of policy. The authorities on the basis of power and high handedness are trying to curb the voices of the people.”

The Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik terming this revengeful killing as another act of Indian state terrorism, said that CRPF men first fired indiscriminately at Nopora Noor Bagh but luckily no one was hit. “They again resorted to unprovoked indiscriminate firing at Saidpora and killed a young man, father of four innocent daughters at spot,” he added.

Yasin Malik said that Indian forces once had again proved that they had no respect for life and “can kill anybody at will.” JKLF leaders Noor Mohammad Kalwal and Sheikh Khalid Mubarak visited Eid Gah and participated in the funeral of the martyred youth.

Hurriyet leaders Zafar Akbar Butt, Yasmeen Raja, Mukhtar Ahmad Waza, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Abdul Ahad Para, Liberation leader, Javed Ahmad Mir, Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Freedom League, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party also denounced the killing. They said that the situation in Kashmir was “going from bad to worse due to India’s arrogance.”

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Kashmir Media Service
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