Srinagar, July 24: Hurriyat Conference (G) General Secretary Gh Nabi Sumji on Tuesday condemned the “ransacking of properties by government forces during search operations and night raids” across the state, saying the state authorities have “waged a war on innocent civilians”.
Referring to the alleged night raids and CASO carried by the task force, forces and police in several villages in south Kashmir, Sumji in a statement issued to GNS said that scores of innocent and peaceful protestors were injured in the indiscriminate firing.
“We strongly condemn the night raids in Shopian and adjacent areas,” he said, adding, “Forces have turned State into a battlefield and have waged a war on civilians.”
He in his appeal to UNO, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Red Cross and international organizations for human rights urged them to take cognizance of “rights violations” in J&K.
Meanwhile, a high-level deputation led by Shah Wali Mohammad visited the grieved family of a prominent pro-freedom activist Mohd Altaf Malik and on behalf of Syed Ali Geelani extended condolence.
Hailing the deceased’s contribution to the movement, Shah expressed condolence and solidarity with the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul. (GNS)