Separatists urge Musilm countries to intervene in Kashmir turbulence
Separatists on Saturday urged the world community and the Muslim countries to intervene and stop the "cycle of killings in Kashmir and the collective punishment through long curfews in the holy month of Ramzan".india Updated: Jul 20, 2013 21:34 IST
Separatists on Saturday urged the world community and the Muslim countries to intervene and stop the "cycle of killings in Kashmir and the collective punishment through long curfews in the holy month of Ramzan".
"I appeal the international community and the human rights organisations to intervene and put pressure on India to stop violence in Kashmir. It is shameful that by imposing curfews they are preventing people from praying even during Ramzan," said Moderate Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a statement issued from his Srinagar residence, where he has been under house arrest for the third consecutive day.
Describing the use of force against unarmed protesters as the worst form of political retribution, Farooq said: "It is unfortunate that people are not allowed to mourn and express solidarity with the bereaved families who lost their dear ones at Gool of Ramban district."
Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chairman Mohammad Yasin Malik said: "I strongly condemn the unlawful attitude, denial and the attempts of the Indian leaders and security forces to cover up the crime committed by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Gool."
Malik also condemned the "curfew politics" of the authorities.
"The world community seems to maintain silence over atrocities in Kashmir to safeguard its economic interests with India," said Malik.
Syed Ali Shah Geelani, chairman of Hurriyat Conference, warned that the curfews would aggravate the situation for the government.
"The BSF killed the innocents and the administration imposed curfew. But this approach wouldn't help the administration, rather it would generate anger and tension," said Geelani.
Kashmir University Students' Union (KUSU) also urged Muslims across the world to take notice of the present turbulence.
"Muslims of J&K are insecure here. The Muslim countries should shun their India-appeasing policies and stand with their brethren in Jammu and Kashmir," said a KUSU spokesperson.
First Published: Jul 20, 2013 21:33 IST