Hurriyat (G) stages protest, says Kashmir turned into a battle field

Hurriyat Conference (G) on Friday staged protest against the civilian killings in Khudwani area of Kulgam on the call given by Joint resistance Leadership (JRL).
Hurriyat (G) spokesman in a statement said that peaceful protests after congregational Friday prayers were held in Kashmir valley.

Earlier resistance leadership including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohd Yasin Malik had called people to register protest against killing of civilians in Khudwani Kulgam, Shopian, indiscriminate use of pellets and vandalizing properties.

Statement said voicing serious concern over the spree of killings at the hands of troops, leadership and people from all corners reiterated that the policy of oppression can’t deter people from pursuing the sacred movement.
Demanding immediate halt on innocent killings and arbitrary measures perpetrated by forces, they appealed world human rights organization for their cognizance and impressed to raise their voice and come to the rescue of subjugated people in Kashmir, statement said.

Statement said the resistance leaders and people unanimously declared that if forces are not contained, “people from all corners of valley will come up with stiff resistance and local stooges and their masters will be responsible for the situation rising thereof”.
Statement said that Hurriyat Conference organized a peaceful protest at Hyderpora Srinagar against the killing spree and besides large number of people and leadership including Syed Mohammad Shafi, Rameez Raja, Mudasir Ahmad, Sajad Ahmad Mir, Abdul Ahad, Sajad Ahmad Pala, Ishfaq Ahmad Khan, Gowhar Ahmad and Mohammad Umar and other participated in the protest.
Addressing protestors and people, statement said the leadership said that the growing Indian aggression against unarmed and peaceful people in state has touched the alarming line and turned this beautiful place into a battle field.

Since last seven decades hundreds of thousands of people were killed, resistance leadership and youth caged, hundreds blinded and maimed, properties worth billions destroyed, more than ten thousand disappeared in forces custody and still there is no let-up in killing and atrocities, statement quoting JRL leadership said.

Statement quoting the leaders ridiculed authorities for turning entire whole state into a “battle field” saying killing innocents, coining “cross firing and stray bullet like theories”, “caging people and leadership simply exposed their tall claims about transparency and their rhetoric regarding democracy was deflated.”
Statement said leaders appealed Amnesty International, Asia Watch, and other international organization for human rights “to break silence and take cognizance of the plight of suppressed and oppressed people in state of Jammu and Kashmir.