“Indian army and forces have killed more than one Lakh Kashmiris. Thousands stand disappeared in their custody”.
JKLF Chief Yasin Malik on Friday said that army’s “direct threat” against civilians protesting the “oppression” is an example of Jammu and Kashmir being “run according to whims of army and police”.
Days after it opened fire on protesters in Ashmuqam, army yesterday warned of “appropriate action” against protesters violating law.
“Indian army’s direct threat to people of Jammu Kashmir is a glaring example of Jammu Kashmir being run according to the whims and whips of army and police,” Malik said in a statement here today.
“India has and is using its brutal force to keep its occupation on Kashmir intact but despite all oppressive measures and massacres Kashmiris have and will never budge before the forces of darkness and occupation.”
Malik said that army’s interference in domestic issues and religious affairs of people is not acceptable at all.
“At Ashmuqam, army opened unprovoked fire at civilians injuring many at a time when people had assembled at a local central mosque to elect a new organizing committee,” said Malik.
“Earlier people of the area had developed some differences on the formation of this committee which were resolved bilaterally but seemingly army did not like that and on the day when a unified committee was being given a shape, army came under the garb of searching for some wanted people and started unproved firing on the common people.”
He said that people of Jammu Kashmir have been “tolerating” army’s “wrath and oppression” from last many decades.
“Indian army and forces have killed more than one Lakh Kashmiris. Thousands stand disappeared in their custody. Thousands of unmarked graves are a sign of their oppressive behavior and there are hundreds of thousands who have witnessed their torture and incarceration,” said Malik.(Agencies)