JKNF denounces fresh killing spree in IIOJK

Srinagar, July 04 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir National Front (JKNF) has condemned the fresh killing spree of Kashmiri youth at the hands of Indian forces in the territory and termed it as the worst kind of state terrorism.

JKNF spokesman Shafiq-ur-Rehman in a statement issued in Srinagar, referring to recent killing of youth by the troops in different areas of the valley said that the hapless Kashmiris were being killed in cordon and search operations that continue unabated despite the ravaging corona pandemic.

He said, “These ruthless incidents of violence speak volumes about the worsening political and human rights situation”, adding the prevailing lawlessness and chaotic situation in the territory highlights the growing threat of the prolonged conflict and its devastating impacts on the native population.

Lauding the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs, the spokesman expressed the hope that the matchless sacrifices rendered by the Kashmiri youth would not go waste and would bring positive results.

Terming the unresolved Kashmir dispute as the main cause and consequence of the rights violations in IIOJK, he said that such incidents of reckless violence and bloodshed would continue to haunt Kashmiris unless the dispute was resolved peacefully in accordance with the United Nations resolutions.

Urging the international community to put pressure on India to stop its atrocities in the occupied territory, the spokesman reiterated his party’s demand for establishing a commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces.

Meanwhile, the spokesman strongly condemned the rejection of the bail of illegally detained senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, by a court in New Delhi and termed it as an act of judicial terrorism. He added that India had a history of using judiciary to persecute Kashmiri leaders.