Awantipora Shootout: Time For International Community to Break Its Silence, Hurriyat (m) Says



Condemning firing by government forces on civilians at Dogripora, Awantipora in which three children were injured, Hurriyat (m) Wednesday said troops were using their unbridled powers in completely inhumane manner.

The Hurriyat (m) spokesman said in a statement that troops unleashed a reign of terror in the entire area Dogripora, Awantipora by harassing local residents and even those families whose kin had been injured in Tuesday’s firing.

“The violation of human rights at the hands of troops has become a permanent feature of their suppressive tactics,” he said, expressing grave concern over the firing at peaceful protestors including children with the intention to “wipe out even the fourth generation” of Kashmiris.  “India, with its illegal occupation of Kashmir, is trying to make its presence in Kashmir strong, and unfortunately, the international community is overlooking the resolution of Kashmir issue.”

The spokesman said the blanket silence of the international community over the worsening humanitarian situation in Kashmir is helping India “carry out with the genocide of Kashmiris generation after generation”. “It was time now for the international community to break its silence and play the responsible role in the resolution of Kashmir issue.”

The spokesman said on the directions of the Hurriyat (m) chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, a Hurriyat delegation comprising of senior Hurriyat leaders, Javed Ahmad Mir and Mushtaq Ahmad Sofi visited SMHS Hospital in Srinagar to see the injured of Dogripora, Awantipora incident currently under treatment there. “On the occasion, the families of the injured youth told the APHC delegation that police and troops were carrying raids on their houses and harassing them in the name of investigation.”


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