Washington: The World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF) and the Kashmir Diaspora Coalition (KDC) have condemned the killing of Sikh leader, Hardeep Singh Nijjar, by the agents of Indian government in Canada.
According to Kashmir Media Service, expressing horror at this heinous crime, the WKAF and KDC Board members in a statement said, “We stand in complete solidarity with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Canadian people and the Canadian Sikh community in condemning this extrajudicial killing.” They said, this is a clear instance of the Government of India violating international law and engaging in state-sponsored acts of terrorism. They said, silencing overseas political opposition through sheer acts of terror will have a far-reaching impact on freedom of speech and expression across the civilized world.
The WKAF and KDC members said, since the Narendra Modi-led BJP government came into power in India, it has systematically silenced any opposition to its rule both domestically and internationally. They drew the world’s attention to the havoc India is wreaking in the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir as it continues to commit grievous human rights violations, including murders and illegal detentions of those who resist the oppressive regime.
They called upon the international community to confront the fascist BJP government of India, especially while it aggressively hunts down defenseless asylum seekers, refugees, political activists, academics, international students, human rights defenders and journalists. “We urge the Human rights groups in the US, the UK, Canada, EU, and other law-abiding countries to confront and sanction the Indian regime for its blatant disregard for international law.”