Srinagar, October 13 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, taking a dig at the Indian apartheid regime’s muscular policies towards Kashmir and the Kashmiris, the Jammu and Kashmir National Front has said that the continued bloodshed, killing of innocent youth and vicious cycle of unending violence were part of the communal regime’s systematic settler colonialism campaign to erase Kashmiris’ socio-political and cultural identity.
The JKNF spokesman Shafiq-ur-Rehman in a statement issued in Srinagar while reacting to the killing of five youth in Shopian at the hands of Indian occupational forces said extra-judicial executions, forced disappearances, and target-killing of Kashmiri youth were part of the India’s nefarious designs aimed at altering demographic complexion of IIOJK and turning the Muslim majority in the territory into a minority.
Terming it as a naked aggression and violation of the international covenants, the spokesman regrettably noted that world powers were watching the gory death dance in Kashmir like a bystander while macabre game of death, destruction and bloodbath of innocent civilians during fake and stage-managed encounters was going on unabated.
Lauding Kashmiris’ steadfastness and their commitment to the collective cause of freedom, he said the Kashmiri people have shown great resilience and courage in the face of India’s state terrorism and didn’t succumb to its pressure tactics. “The racist regime led by Modi, has utterly failed to suppress the freedom sentiments and resistance of the people, despite using all means of oppression and suppression”, he said.
He paid homage to the martyrs of Shopian, he said, that the sacrifices of Kashmiri youth had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the global level.
The spokesman expressed concern over the recent witch-hunt and arrest spree of civilians and said that over the past couple of days Indian occupation authorities have arrested hundreds of Kashmiris mostly youth without any reason and shifted them to jails outside the valley. He said that international human rights watchdogs must take cognizance of the surge in Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory.