Massacres in IIOJK blot on Indian democracy: Inqilabi

Srinagar, January 09 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Gawkdal, Hawal, Zakura, Sopore, Handwara, Kupwara and Bijbehara massacres, said, these massacres of Kashmiris during the last 33 years are a blot on the Indian so-called big democracy.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi in a statement issued in Srinagar said that India had given a free hand to its forces under the draconian law, Armed Forces Special Powers Act, to kill innocent Kashmiris. He added that since 1989, the Indian troops had martyred over one lakh innocent Kashmiris while they had disappeared over eight thousand in custody.

He said, Indian Republic and Independence Days create more difficulties for Kashmiris as the Indian forces intensify the search of vehicles, passengers and passers-by in the name of so-called security. He said that the Indian forces had once again intensified the so-called security measures in Srinagar and other areas in connection with Republic Day (January 26), adding to the hardships of the people in the bitter cold.

Abdul Samad Inqilabi said that the subjugated Kashmiris would once again observe the Indian Republic Day as Black Day to send a clear message to India that they do not recognize its illegal occupation.

He appealed to human rights organizations and the international community to take note of the grave human rights violations by India in the occupied territory.