Srinagar, Jan 01 : Paying tributes to the slain militants Manzoor Ahmad Baba of Drubgam, Pulwama and Fardeen Ahmad of Hayena Tral, Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has said that Indian stubborn attitude towards the resolution of Kashmir dispute is responsible for the bloodshed in the region.
DFP in a statement issued to KNS said, “Sacrifices of those like Manzoor Ahmad Baba and Fardeen Ahmad have increased the responsibilities of the nation manifold. Both the brave hearts achieved martyrdom at Lethpora Pulwama during a gunfight.”
Terming New Delhi responsible for ‘ghastly’ situations in the region, the statement said that there was no let-up in the human rights violations like harassing civilians and restrictions on political activities.
Referring to year 2017, the DFP statement said that “human rights violations marked most horrible as killings and arrests have touched its highest level. The authorities have in fact waged war on people of Kashmir.”
“Indian forces have killed 206 freedom fighters in last one year. At least 80 civilians were also brutally killed by forces while as hundreds of civilians sustained injuries at the hands of the men in uniform and properties worth crores was destroyed,” the statement said.
It further added that the genuine political leaders like DFP chief, Shabir Ahmad Shah continued to remain behind bars which have created a huge political gape resulting in chaos and confusion. “Political leaders and activists are subjected to vengeance and agencies like NIA and ED have been activated to silent the political opponents,” it added.
“The Indian authorities are leaving no stone unturned to intimidate and suppress the people of Kashmir using arbitrary measures,” the statement said.
However, the DFP statement hailed the people for their commitment towards the freedom struggle and said that spirit of people will fail each and every sinister design of India and its forces. (KNS)