Expressing pain and agony over day- to-day killings of youth in Kashmir, the Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) chairman Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai today said, “The blood of innocent people is flowing in Kashmir continuously and forces have broken all records.”
“Unfortunately, the international community is turning a blind eye towards the gross and systematic human rights abuses in Kashmir. It is high time the world community force New Delhi to understand that violence is not and cannot be the answer to popular demands for justice and the right to self-determination. A plebiscite under the United Nations supervision to determine the future status of Kashmir is the only answer to resolve the issue,” Sehrai said in a statement.
He said, “The state policy is designed to silence the people of Kashmir. Impunity has become a license for the forces to wreak havoc with the lives of Kashmiris. The deliberate and unprovoked attacks and other patterns of abuse have all become too frequent to report. No perpetrator has ever been prosecuted in a real manner, despite the fact that such crimes have been extensively documented by many international human rights organisations including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.”
Paying tributes to the slain militant Naseer Ahmed Teli , Sehrai said, “The denial of birth right and extreme suppression forced our young generation to sacrifice academic and professional careers to fight for their fundamental and birth right.”
He expressed serious concern over the death of an elderly lady. “She died of a cardiac arrest after government forces created havoc in the area,” he added.