Srinagar, August 11 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and other Hurriyat leaders have paid glowing tributes to four youth including a student Muhammad Younis who were martyred by Indian troops at Gulab Bagh in Tral area of Pulwama district on Wednesday.
The APHC spokesman in a statement issued in Srinagar expressed deep concern over the use of indiscriminate force on peaceful protesters. “Our innocent youth are prime target of brutal Indian forces. The forces’ personnel are using unjustified force against peaceful people in the Kashmir Valley. Virtually the affairs of the territory are run by the occupational forces and rule of any law is virtually nowhere and non-existent,” he said.
The spokesman said that Kashmir was neither a border dispute between India and Pakistan nor a sectarian conflict between communities. It pertains to the right to self-determination of 15 million people recognized and guaranteed by the UN through its several resolutions passed many decades ago, he added.
The spokesman appealed to the international community to come to the rescue of suppressed people of occupied Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Mazahmat, Bilal Siddiqui, in a statement in Srinagar while paying tributes to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Tral said that India’s haughty and stubborn approach was pushing the Kashmiri youth to the wall.
He said that New Delhi and its henchmen in the occupied territory were shrinking the space for peaceful activities and political leaders and activists were being illegally detained in jails and police stations.
On the other hand, delegations of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and Muslim League visited Pulwama areas and expressed solidarity with the families of the martyred youth.