Srinagar, June 01: All Parties Hurriyat Conference paid rich tributes to the youth martyred in various gunfights in South Kashmir’s Sugan, Shopian, Tral Awantipora, north Kashmir’s Dangerpora area in Sopore— Shaheed Abid Manzoor Magray, Shaheed Bilal Ahmed Bhat, Shaheed Yawar Ahmed Najar, Shaheed Umar, Shaheed Naseer Ahmed Mir, Shaheed Asif Ahmed War and the innocent civilian Shaheed Jasim Ahmed Shah. The Hurriyat said that even in the sacred month of Ramadan, Kashmir saw no end to bloodshed as the killing of youth continued unabated.
The Hurriyat strongly condemned the use of pellets on protestors in these areas that has left many youths with grave eye-injuries and stated that the way live ammunition and lethal pellets are showered on the protestors reflects the anti-people policy of youth and that the international community must take serious note of it.
Hurriyat said that entire Kashmir, especially South Kashmir areas have been converted into a battle ground and there is hardly any day, when youth are not killed, harassed and maimed which stands as the eye-opener for the international community as far as the worst scenario of the human rights violations in Kashmir is concerned.
The Hurriyat said that people of Kashmir are fighting for their legitimate right—right to self-determination for which priceless sacrifices of life and property are being given by its people. Hurriyat reiterated that unless Kashmir issue is addressed peace and prosperity will elude south Asia and it’s high time that instead of using a military approach GOI needs to address the issue politically through dialogue and engagement among all parties.