Srinagar: Kashmiri separatist leader and Hurriyat (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who continues to be under house arrest since Monday’s Shopian killings said that the situation in Kashmir is extremely grim and deteriorating gradually as more than thirteen civilians have been brutally killed by the government forces in the last six weeks alone.
The Hurriyat (M) spokesman said that government forces enjoy complete immunity from any accountability or legal prosecution under the cover of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).
Mirwaiz said as no accountability for these killings, the highly alarming reality is that the lives of the people of Kashmiris are perpetually at great risk unless the law of AFSPA is not abolished, the unaccounted for the killing of Kashmiris will continue and we will keep losing our young and old men and women.
Mirwaiz also lambasted Jammu and Kashmir government over its stand on First Information Report (FIR) against army major in Shopian killings last month.
Preposterous!Now,J&K Govt in Supreme Court says no accused named in the police FIR registered in the brutal killing of 3 civilians in Shopian,while all along they were beating the drum that the accused has been identified and named and “justice” will be delivered!
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) March 5, 2018
“Preposterous! Now, Jammu and Kashmir Govt in Supreme Court says no accused named in the police FIR registered in the brutal killing of 3 civilians in Shopian, while all along they were beating the drum that the accused has been identified and named and “justice” will be delivered!” Mirwaiz wrote on tweeter.
Situation in #Kashmir is extremely grim and fast deteriorating by the day.Thirteen civilians have been brutally killed by forces in the last six weeks alone.Most of these killings have taken place in the Shopian district where eight civilians have been shot dead by armed forces.
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) March 6, 2018
Mirwaiz urged upon international human rights organizations to take notice of the extremely grave human rights situation in the valley and highlight it at the global level. He said the silence of the Indian human rights organizations activists, humanists most print media, writers, columnists at the rising graph of gruesome killings in Kashmir each day is extremely sad and discouraging.