Srinagar, August 15 (Online): In occupied Kashmir, Secretary General of the All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC), Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said that Indian armed forces continue to commit the worst kind of human rights violations in the territory.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement issued in Srinagar said, “New Delhi should read writing on the wall that its hegemony won’t work within the territory of Kashmir. Despite celebrating the Independence Day in presence of over 8 lakh forces in Kashmir for the last 69 years, the people of the territory continue to demand freedom from India and as such, every soul is steadfast. New Delhi should bear in mind that this movement isn’t run by a handful of people but has a backing of 10.25 million people.”Shah said, “We will continue to observe this day as Black Day till the Kashmir issue is resolved as per the UN resolutions or through tripartite dialogue. India cannot prolong the dispute for long but has to resolve it.”
Meanwhile, a DFP spokesperson in a statement in Srinagar expressed grief over the demise of Suhail Ahmad Wani of Lethpora, saying the draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has let loose the reign of terror across the Valley.
He slammed the authorities for maintaining criminal silence over the killings of innocent civilians. He also lamented over the death of a woman in Nundresh Colony, Bemina, who died of heart attack due to threatening by forces.
The spokesperson called for setting up of community education centres in the Valley and appealed to the teachers and educated people to voluntarily contribute in this regard so that the needy students benefit from such initiative.