Srinagar, Apr 15: Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi on Saturday said that after failing to force Kashmiris into participating in the election process, the Indian forces have now started to ‘brutalize’ Kashmiri youth within the educational institutions.
In a statement issued to KNS, Andrabi said, “The occupational forces along with Kashmir police jointly had set up a naka outside Degree College Pulwama and were waiting for the students to come so that they (students) can be arrested.”
“The forces have unleashed a wave of arrests across Kashmir and wherever and whenever they get a chance, they bundle dozens of our children,” she said.
She alleged that on Saturday afternoon a forces’ vehicle tried to enter inside the college campus. “The youth studying there resented this move and started protesting. Within no time, these oppressive forces started raining pellets and teargas shells on these innocent students, injuring as many 60 of them including scores of female students,” she said.
Andrabi said that “eight students including two female students received pellet injuries and where shifted to SMHS hospital in Srinagar.”
“One among them has received a bullet and is critically injured and has been shifted to SKIMS Soura and few students ruthlessly beaten were taken to Barzulla bone and joint hospital and scores in Pulwama district hospital,” she said.
She said that on one hand, children of Kashmir are asked to study but on the other hand the same students are being ‘brutalized’ within their college campuses. “It is nothing but political vendetta. India has come to terms that it has been rejected in Kashmir, which is why they have unleashed a reign of terror against innocent youth. This is how they are playing with the future of our children. I wonder how those kids would study who have been lodged in different jails and police stations and hospitals,” she questioned.
“When will India understand that it stands rejected in Kashmir? Just two days have passed when people gave it a clear referendum that it must leave Kashmir as soon as possible,” she added.
She said that many students were arrested in Pulwama and were ‘beaten mercilessly and abused on roads and inside army vehicles’. “These children were bleeding profusely while these merciless forces were beating and abusing them inside the vehicles and were forcefully asking them to shout slogans against resistance movement and Pakistan. These forces must know that they can’t kill the sentiment by placing a gun on our heads,” she said.
“This is limit to oppression and brutality. What kind of the bravery is this that forces with gun in hand are terrifying innocent kids. This is cowardice,” she said.
She said that the forces’ action is highly condemnable. “We protest this cowardly act of these occupying forces,” she said.
She said that “time is not far when India will have to leave Kashmir. We must pray to Allah SWT to have mercy on us and bring that day as soon as possible.” (KNS)