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Mirwaiz condemns killing of sumo driver

Questions criminal silence adopted by world human rights bodies

Srinagar, Dec 17 (KNS): Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq strongly condemned and expressed deep grief at the brutal killing of 28-year-old Sumo driver Asif Iqbal of Thundipora, Kupwara at the hands of Indian armed forces, while ferrying a patient to the nearby hospital.
In a statement issued to KNS, Mirwaiz said that Indian forces, laced with unbridled powers and impunity under the cover of black laws are trigger happy and whenever and wherever they wish they kill Kashmiris as has been witnessed in the last three decades. As there is no accountability thousands of Kashmiris have been killed in such cold blood and merciless manner and not even a single soldier or policemen involved has ever been brought to book or tried by law. Mirwaiz said that every lane of Kashmir has been turned red with the blood of innocent people over the past three decades of intense repression.
Questioning the criminal silence adopted by the world human rights bodies, Mirwaiz said that since past 70 years, Kashmiri people have been killed, blinded maimed, tortured and all the international rights organisations instead of building pressure on New Delhi to withdraw its forces from Kashmir,and resolve the conflict prefer to remain mum, which is extremely unfortunate. Mirwaiz asked the international organisations as to how long the people of Kashmir would continue to shoulder the coffins of their loved ones which include youth, children, elderly and women.
Mirwaiz extended his heartfelt condolence and sympathies with the family members of slain Asif Iqbal.
Meanwhile, APHC expressed serious concern over the ailing health of Awami Action Committee’s acting General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Zaki, who continues to remain lodged in police station Sopore since past five days. The spokesman demanded immediate release of Zaki stating that he is already suffering from heart and other ailments and prolonging his detention would post a serious threat for his health. (KNS)