APHC urges UN chief to take note of ruthless killings by troops in IIOJK

Srinagar, November 20 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has urged the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, to take cognizance of the ruthless killing of civilians by Indian troops in the territory.

The APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani in a statement issued in Srinagar demanded an impartial international probe into the heinous war crimes committed by Indian troops in IIOJK.

He said the Narendra-led fascist Indian regime is treating the people of Kashmir worse than animals and has turned the territory into a military garrison where common people have been deprived of all their fundamental rights.

The APHC leader said suppression and repression of any magnitude cannot deter the freedom loving people of Kashmir from carrying on their just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination. “Indian military arrogance has been dashed to the ground by the brave people of Kashmir and the ire of the Kashmiris against Indian brutalities, civilian killings, desecration of the chastity of women and widespread human rights abuses is increasing day by day,” he said.

Molvi Bashir Ahmad said India has besieged 8 million people by deploying more than one million troops, enjoying unbridled powers under draconian laws to kill any person without any reason. He denounced the use of military power to prevent the people from offering Juma prayers at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.

The APHC leader urged the world community to play its role in settling the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and Kashmiris’ aspirations.

Meanwhile, Vice Chairman of Gujjar Pahari Democratic Forum, Munir Ahmed Malik, and General Secretary , Advocate Zahoor Ahmed Shah, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian troops were killing innocent Kashmiris in the IIOJK under a well-hatched conspiracy to change the demography of the occupied territory. They condemned the brutal killing of four civilians by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Hyderpora area of Srinagar and demanded an impartial inquiry into the matter.

They said that such incidents would continue to occur in the occupied territory until the Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. “It is the responsibility of the international community and the United Nations to stop India from killing innocent people and to resolve the Kashmir dispute so that lasting peace can be established in South Asia,” they added.