Srinagar, May 14: All Parties Hurriyat Conference expressed deep grief and sorrow at the cold blooded murder of 24 year old Mehraj-ud-din Peer of Budgam, killed by the CRPF in the holy month of Ramadan and strongly condemned it. APHC said the details of the killing where the youth was shot at point blank range in his car and his uncle traveling with him severely injured is chilling and inhuman to say the least . For the past thirty years Kashmir keeps witnessing such brutality from time to time with no accountability.
APHC said at a time when the entire world is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic for the people of Kashmir the pandemic is only an addition to the already existing uncertainty and fear that people are subjected to live under for the past decades. Leadership is under arrest while thousands of youth and Kashmiris from various walks of life are languishing in jails, local media is functioning under tremendous pressure and there is a repeated internet and communication gag.
APHC demanded that the perpetrators of this brutal crime should be held accountable and punished. It also condemned the use of force on people protesting this gruesome killing.