Can’t be Mute Spectators Over Killings of Youth: Shabir Shah

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Hurriyat Conference (JK) leader Friday said that Hurriyat can’t be mute spectator over the killing of youth while public resistance and protests against the unabated killings are “compulsory and inevitable”.

“Oppression, suppression, grave right violations and killing cannot stop us from pursuing the goal of freedom. Such situation is totally unacceptable to us. With the support of people and by keeping in view their sentiments, we’ll strongly resist such situation,” Shah said in a statement issued from his Sanat Nagar office where he has been house arrested.

Terming the public resistance and protests against the unfortunate and unabated killings of youth as “compulsory and inevitable”, Shah said, “we cannot be mute spectators over the killings of our youth at the behest of India and its collaborators. We salute the spirit of our people and together we’ll strongly resist such policy of oppressors. We’ve to send a clear message to conscienceless rulers that we’ll not allow them to continue with such oppressive policies,” the statement quoted him as having said.

He termed the role of Pakistan vis-à-vis on going freedom movement of Kashmir as ‘imperative’, Shah said, “the Islamic Republic has always supported us politically, morally and diplomatically in our cause.”

Shabir Shah House Arrest
The JKP cops outside the Sanat Nagar office of Shabir Ahmad Shah. Shah has been put under house arrest early Friday.

“Let Indian authorities hold a referendum in Jammu Kashmir without any worry; whatever the decision may be, will be acceptable to all stakeholders,” Shah asserted.

Paying tributes to slain Khalid Muzaffar Wani of Tral, Shah condemned the restrictions by authorities saying, “on one hand, they shower bullets on the innocent youth and on other, have turned the whole Valley into a jail.”

“The beating of Bashir Ahmad Bukhari in Baramulla sub jail by jail authorities and Ikhwanis speaks volumes about the condition of political prisoners in jails. If any action is not taken against the culprits, it’ll have serious repercussions,” he said.

“By imposing such restrictions on gunpoint over the activities of political leaders and preventing them from participating in condolence meetings of martyrs, authorities cannot break our resolve,” the statement added.

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