Blaming rulers for “chaotic” and “explosive” situation in the state, Hurriyat (G) Conference General Secretary Haji Gh Nabi Sumji on Monday said, “The disputed region has been turned into a police state where people are killed mercilessly and detained on frivolous charges”, Sumji said and added that people in state are peacefully pursuing their right to self-determination.
The spokesman said that Sumji was addressing mourners in Howra Redwani Kulgam where three youth including a teenaged girl Andleeb, was “mercilessly killed in forces shootout.” Paying tributes to slain youth Shakir Ahmad Khandey, Irshad Majid, and Andleeb, Sumji said that it is a very heart-wrenching incident and we want to ask the international community that,”we are being killed and what is the reason that instead of coming to our rescue, the world community is maintaining silence.
They are showering bullets and pellets over innocent and unarmed people, saying New Delhi is desperate to force us to submission,” Sumji said. “It is impossible and no amount of force will deter us from pursuing our cherished mission,” Sumji added.
He in his address paid heartfelt tributes to slain youth and extended his condolences with grieved families.
Meanwhile, Sumji while decrying the arrest and shifting of Aasiya Andrabi, and her two associates including Nahida Nasreen and Fahmeeda Sofi, said “It is extremely unwise to deny political space and muzzle genuine voices. Sumji said that it is highly deplorable that even women political leaders and activists are booked against “frivolous and fake charges,” saying government and its stooges have crossed all limits. Sumji in his appeal to the organization for human rights asked to take cognizance of the plight of detainees.
Condemning the detention of resistance leaders, Sumji said, People and particularly the youth are being detained and there seems no let-up in killing and harassment of civilians in the state.