Tehreek E Hurriyat Chairman Mohd Ashraf Sehrai on Saturday said that the way government forces not even spared mentally challenged persons reflected the mental and immoral bankruptcy of the government forces towards the Kashmiri people.
The spokesman said that forces are taking advantage of draconian laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which give unbridled powers to these forces and instigate them to target unarmed civilians.
Sehrai strongly condemned and expressed anguish over the killing of Mentally challenged person Rayees Ahmed Wani of Kulgam. “Draconian laws like the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) allow security forces to shoot at anybody merely on the basis of a suspicion,” the spokesman said.
Meanwhile, Tehreek E Hurriyat delegation led by Distt President Budgaam Tashooq Ahmed Banday accompanied by Ab Majeed Rather and Mohd Sultan Beigh visited the house of Mukhtar Ahmed Khan who was killed in Budgaam encounter and expressed solidarity with the bereaved family.