Expressing serious concern over the painful and deteriorating situation in Kashmir, the Awami Action Committee(AAC) Monday said that under a well thought out plan, Kashmir’s young lot is subjected to “genocide” while as Kashmir has been turned into a military and police state
In a statement here, the AAC termed the killing of 17 people and inflicting bullet and pellet injuries to over 200 in southern areas in the force’s action an act of war crime which deserves strong condemnation.
The AAC spokesman paid rich tribute to all the slain youth and prayed for the speedy recovery of all the injured. The AAC said that unbridled powers given to the forces by the draconian AFSPA, Kashmir’s young boys are being selectively killed whenever forces wish. It said time and venue for the bloodbath is also selected by the forces themselves as they know that no one is going to make them accountable, let alone punish them.
The spokesman said that killing of innocent civilians can’t be tolerated for long and that the Kashmir dispute was a political and human issue which needs to be resolved by implementing the UN resolutions or through tripartite talks and that resolution has to be acceptable to the people of Kashmir, who are the primary party to the dispute.
The AAC said that as long as Kashmir dispute continues to linger on, killings of innocents, human rights violations and the tension between the two nuclear powers, India and Pakistan won’t go away.