In a statement issued to KNS, Sehrai said, Rawat’s statement should also serve as an eye opener for India wherein General said, “Army is enough to ensure JK remains part of India” is actually an admission that India occupied Kashmir at the barrel of Gun with over lakhs of forces deployment and without its military might India cannot hold Kashmir for a minute.
Sehrai, in his statement said, Army Chief’s remarks were be belligerent and such posturing indicated a free license to kill, brutalize and to continue genocide of Kashmiris.
Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai said, “Cordon and Search Operations (CASOs) has became the daily routine of occupational forces. And apart from killing and slaughtering Kashmiris, such operations have not only made the social lives hell, but have also destroyed the economic properties as well. Nowadays, the forces have gone to such an extent of brutality that they are used to destroy the properties of the common masses day in and day out under the garb of Operations (CASOs),” he said.
Strongly denounced the forces’ action in Shopian and Kulgam where more than 40 people got injured including some womens, during the search operations, Sehrai said, “beating people, vandalizing properties and torturing youth has become a daily affair of occupational forces in Kashmir with complete impunity, especially in south Kashmir.”
Sehrai asked the United Nations to intervene on the Kashmir issue by prevailing upon India to “shun violence and stop genocide” and initiate process for granting right to self determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“And Since we believe and understand that Kashmir dispute remains at the centre of the regional conflict, we appeal you to challenge the inhuman and barbaric behavior of Indian State in Jammu and Kashmir and urge it to stop this reign of terror,” he said.
Further, reacting to the Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s statement that “Kashmiris should stand with Govt, not separatists” Sehrai said “the ongoing resistance movement is peoples movement which could neither be crushed in the past nor brushed aside.” He said since last 70 years oppressed Kashmiris have offered huge sacrifices for “nothing less than right to self determination and pro freedom leadership represents the sacrifices, sentiments and aspirations of Kashmiris. The exemplary committed people of Kashmir will not accept anything less than freedom from india and will continue their resistance till the last Indian soldier leaves the state,” he added.
Meanwhile, Chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai strongly condemned the slapping of PSA on Zahoor Ahmed Dar of Qazipora Pulwama and Lateef Ahmed Dar of Kuthipora Chadoora and said that the government using this draconian law brazenly to suppress the people of Kashmir just for striving the pious and noble cause.