Srinagar, August 25 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), headed by incarcerated Shabbir Ahmad Shah, has condemned continued incidents of Indian state terrorism and granting of voting rights to Indian citizens in the internationally recognised disputed territory.
The DFP spokesman advocate Arshad Iqbal in a statement issued in Srinagar, while voicing his party’s serious concern over the rising human rights violations in IIOJK, said the continued Indian military violence and bloodshed poses a serious existential threat to the Kashmiris reeling under the India’s brutal suppression.
Terming killing and arresting of civilians as part of Indian government’s systematic genocide campaign, he appealed to the international human rights organizations to take stock of the situation and help stop the inhuman and violent brutalities committed by Indian forces in IIOJK.
“Innocent people are being harassed and humiliated during so-called cordon and search operations, whereas extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances and killing of youth in fake encounters are being used by India as a war tactic to suppress the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination,” he said.
The spokesman also took a serious notice of granting voting rights to the Indian citizens in IIOJK and termed it a conspiracy aimed at minimizing the role of Kashmiri Muslims in the decision-making process and rendering them subservient to a minority community. He said the people of Kashmir have time and again foiled such conspiracies being hatched to disempower the Kashmiri Muslims who have simply refused to accept the Indian diktats.
The DFP spokesman pointed out that peace will continue to elude South Asia until the Kashmiris are granted their UN-recognized right to self-determination. He said the Kashmiris have been waiting to exercise their right to self-determination for the last over 74 years and India continues to deny them this right. He maintained that the Modi regime cannot silence Kashmiri people’s cry for right to self-determination through its illegal action of 5 August 2019.