ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 20th july,2016) : The pro-freedom leaders and organizations have strongly denounced the killing of innocent people by Indian forces and said that it had exposed the real face of the so-called largest democracy to the world. According to KMS, the High Court Bar Association of the territory in a meeting in Srinagar expressed serious concern over the continued violence unleashed by the forces to suppress the popular voice of people seeking right to self-determination.
It condemned the excessive use of force against the peaceful protests. It also denounced the curbs imposed on use of internet and cell phone facilities. The Muslim Unity Council (MUC) members addressing a press conference expressed grave concern over the civilian killings in the territory and assured full support to the people of the Valley. A blanket ban on the print and electronic media in the Valley is the most unfortunate, they said, and added that democratic rights of the people should not be curbed.
Prof Zahoor-uddin, Mohammad Sharif Sartaj, Advocate Jameel Kazmi, Professor Assadullah Wani, Advocate Sarfraz Hameed Rather, Dr Abdul Rashid, Engineer Abdul Sattar Rather, Haji Fazal Ahmed, Haji Mushtaq Ahmed Mir and others were present in the press conference. The Chairman of Lawyers Club, Advocate Babar Jan Qadri, presiding over a meeting in Srinagar called for coordinated efforts to address the pain and misery arising out of the Indian state terrorism in the territory.
He called upon the international community to take serious notice of Indian atrocities in Kashmir. The Chief Patron of JKLF-R, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that by imposing curbs on print and electronic media and continued curfew, the puppet administration was hiding the facts about the killings and providing shield to killer forces. He urged the international community to initiate an independent enquiry into the recent killings in the occupied territory.
The Jammu and Kashmir Students and Youth League President, Naqeeb Adnan, and Bilal Ahmad Butt of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Civil Society in their separate statements in Srinagar said that the use of brute force could not suppress the Kashmiris' ongoing liberation movement. The spokesman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat in a statement in Srinagar denounced the recent killings across the Valley. He said that on one hand, the forces' personnel were showering bullets and pellets over the unarmed people and on the other, the puppet regime had strangulated the electronic and print media in the territory.