Condemns use of force against civilians in Hajin Bandipora
Srinagar, Jul 01: Hurriyat Conference (G) Secretary General, G N Sumji expressed his grave concern over horrendous situation, prevailing in occupied Jammu and Kashmir as a result of deployment of heavy contingents of military and police force against the civil population and political activists to suppress their legitimate and democratic voice for Right to Self Determination. “It is a military action to trample down the right to live a dignified life and freedom of expression,” he said.
According to a statement issued to KNS, condemning the use of brute force against innocent civilians in Hajin Bandipora, Sumji said that during nocturnal raids dozens of political leaders and activists were subjected humiliation, third degree torture and inhuman treatment.
Hurriyat leader expressed his deep anguish and dismay on intimidating warnings served to pro-resistance political activists to face dire consequences, if they do not follow their dictations. Hurriyat leader strongly condemned the illegal arrest of pro-freedom activists and leaders including Bashir Ahmad Lone, Gh. Rasool Dar, Nazir Ahamad Ganai, Gh. Hassan Shah, Ab. Hamid Parray, Khurshid Ahamad Hajam, Nasir Ahamad Rather, Ajaz Ahamad Lone, Mumtaz Ahamad Dar, Irshad Ahamad Dar, Mushtaq Ahamad Wani and others.
Terming police and forces action against the people and political activists as a worst form of state terrorism, Sumji demanded intervention by the United Nations Human Rights Commission to prevail upon India to shun human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile on the directions of Syed Ali Geelani a delegation led by Bashir Ahamad Andrabi visited the residence of slain young student Faizan Ahmad Khan a young in Ladu Pampore. Andrabi paid rich tributes to martyr and extended his deep condolences and consolations to the bereaved family. (KNS)