Demands release of CUK students slapped with PSA
Expressing grave concern over the serious injuries caused to 28 students in a school at Pulwama district due to mysterious explosion, Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq strongly condemned the incident and said such incidents have taken place in the past as well in various places across Kashmir killing and seriously injuring children.
Mirwaiz said that due to the prevailing level of huge political instability in Kashmir, no citizen feels secure in the Valley and all this is the direct outcome of the lingering Kashmir dispute.
He prayed for speedy recovery of the injured students and expressed solidarity and sympathy with their families.
In a statement issued to GNS, Mirwaiz also paid tributes to youth Hilal Ahmed Wani and Shoaib Ahmed Lone, the two armed youth killed in Chadoora, Budgam in an encounter with government forces and said the sacrifices of these youth are painful.
Due to Government of India’s “extremely repressive” policies, our young and educated youth want to avenge the “persecutors” and choose armed means of resistance, which is extremely sad. “These boys are giving up their present for a better future for the coming generations and it is incumbent upon each Kashmiri to safeguard and strive for the cause for which they are sacrificing their lives,” he said.
Hurriyat (M) chairman said Kashmiri people were fighting for their legitimate birth right, the right to self determination since past many decades and with each passing day, the Government of India is increasing its “repression” on people of Kashmir and the Indian society by remaining silent on it is becoming complacent in this “oppression”. “Our blood is on their hands,” he said.
Mirwaiz regretted the “criminal silence” of the world community vis-a-vis Kashmir situation and stated that their silence emboldens Government of India to keep increasing the level of “repression and human rights violations”.
“Kashmir dispute being the oldest dispute on the UN charter and with the kind of military presence, injustice and human rights abuse being perpetrated here should shake the world conscience and be addressed forthwith. But instead there is silence and indifference, which is inhuman,” he said.
Mirwaiz also strongly denounced the slapping of PSA on the Central University of Kashmir Student Adil Farooq Bhat son of Farooq Ahmed Bhat of Khrew, Awantipora and shifting him to Kotbalwal Jail, saying “our educated youth if not killed are detained with draconian laws like PSA and shifted to far off prisons, thousands of miles away from their homes and families, to punish them”.
Mirwaiz demanded the unconditional release of Adil Farooq forthwith.