Srinagar, July 6 : Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik Monday said repeated objections and reports from Amnesty international and other international institutions on the use of pellet guns and other lethal weapons used in Kashmir have proved futile as India and its force are continuously using same weapons and tactics to suppress peaceful struggle.
“International community should shun using Lip services and do something practical to safeguard human rights in Kashmir,” Malik said while reacting over recent spree of arrests, use of pallet gun and other oppressive measures in Kashmir. “Recently police and forces have increasingly used lethal pellet guns against peaceful protesters and have injured many youth critically. Recently I visited many such injured youth in hospitals and witnessed their plight. Many of them have lost their eye sight and it seems that forces only target the upper body parts to provide maximum damage to these innocent youth.”
“Nowhere in the world are these type of lethal weapons used against peaceful protesters but in Kashmir using these kind of lethal war weapons against peaceful protests has become an order of the day. Recently Amnesty international criticized the use of these lethal weapons such as pellet guns in Kashmir but it has not made any impression on Indian government or it puppets in Kashmir who are continuously using pellet guns, nocturnal raids, arrests and other oppressive measures to suppress the peaceful struggle,” he said.
“In this holy month of Ramazan nocturnal raids, arresting youth and torturing and abusing common people has become the order of the day. Hundreds of youth are being put behind the bars. In fact present rulers of Jammu Kashmir have beaten the previous records of oppression and suppression. These rulers used to make tall claims of ‘Goli nahin boli’ and battle of ideas but today they have turned more tyrannical than Hitler’s,” he alleged.
Malik said that all these atrocities are being committed unabated despite repeated reports of international institutions because international community has failed to do anything practical for safeguarding human rights in Kashmir. “It is the duty of international community to save Kashmiris from this brutality and international community should fulfill its obligations regarding Kashmiris. So-called rulers should know that one day they will have to reply for their crimes and these atrocities and oppressions cannot deter us from perusing the path of struggle and freedom,” he said.
Meanwhile, JKLF has expressed its heartfelt grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Ghulam Muhammad Mahajan who was father in law of Hurriyat leader Musadiq Aadil. A delegation of JKLF comprising of JKLF vice chairman advocate Bashir Ahmad Butt, Noor Muhammad Kalwal and Sheikh Abdul Rashid visited the bereaved family and expressed solidarity with them. (KNS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch