APHC condemns killing of around dozen youth in fake encounters


Convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter, Mahmood Ahmad Saghar, has strongly condemned the killing of around a dozen innocent Kashmiri youth by Indian troops in fake encounters in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir over the past three days. Mahmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad said the freedom movements can never be suppressed by military force, and fascist Modi government will also fail to weaken Kashmiris’ spirit for freedom. “Unarmed Kashmiri youths continue to be massacred in fake encounters during so-called siege and search operations in the occupied territory,” he said and added that the troops martyred Shaukat Ahmed, a youth from Shopian in a fake encounter in Kupwara, the other day. Police also confirmed his murder in custody. On June 7, SSP Shopian had confirmed Shaukat’s arrest during a press conference. Saluting the determination, courage and perseverance of the Kashmiri people, Mahmood Saghar said that India should read the writing on the wall and grant the Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination. He appealed to the UN, OIC and human rights activists to take note of the plight of the Kashmiris and increase pressure on India to stop the human rights violations in Kashmir. He also appealed to the delegates present at the ongoing UNHRC meeting in Geneva to raise the sufferings of the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir at the global forum.—INP