Srinagar, July 25: The killing of a civilian Hilal Ahmad Dar of village Lahipora Ajas allegedly by Army in North Kashmir’s Bandipora area on Tuesday night has evoked wide spread condemnation.
Killing sign of ‘repression’: Geelani
Meanwhile, Hurriyat (G) chairman, Syed Ali Geelani while condemning the killing of Dar has said the act shows the level of “repression” going on in Kashmir. “They are killing innocents for their thirst of blood,” Geelani said.
He also criticized the police for its behavior with the locals.
Talking about the arson of mosques and shrines, Geelani said the series of happenings is the creation of various Indian security agencies working in Kashmir. “It is a conspiracy against Muslims to divide them under the sects and school of thought,” said Geelani.
He said division on the basis of thought cannot be the reason for the arson. He said all such moves are devised to disintegrate the community.
Suspicion can’t justify killing: Hurriyat (M)
Hurriyat (M) has also condemned the killing of Dar. The party spokesman said that the killing of person cannot be justified on the mere suspicion of him being a militant. He said the killing was a direct result of unbridled powers given to army under many controversial laws.
Hurriyat conference has once again reiterated that all the laws giving immunity and unbridled powers to army should be scrapped from Jammu and Kashmir. The party said these black laws become basis for the killing of innocent people.
Army fails again to cover up innocent killing:JKLF
Criticizing the Dar’s killing, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front spokesperson said it was highly condemnable that the Dar was taken out of the mosque and killed on cold blood.
He further added that army tried best to label the innocent person as militant and cover-up to their barbarian act, but like in the past they failed to cover it up.
Forces licensed to kill innocent: Er Rashid
Reacting sharply to Dar’s killing MLA Langate Er Rashid has demanded immediate arrest of cops involved in the incident. Condemning the killing, MLA Langate said that today’s incident is third in a row after army fired upon an innocent youth at Zachaldara followed by the same incident at Bandipora a couple of days back.
In a press statement MLA Langate said, “It seems as if security forces have been given a license to kill innocent youth of Kashmir and Omar Abdullah Govt seems to be handicapped and helpless before the mighty and arrogance of army men.” Er Rashid said that government cannot escape its responsibility by ordering a traditional so called magisterial probe none of which has so far yielded any result during past 20 years.
He said that it seems as if blood of Kashmiris is much cheaper than water and the killers in uniform have been given full liberty to enjoy with the blood of Kashmiris.
Policy of genocide in JK: Bar
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association has also condemned the alleged custodial killing of Hilal Ahmad Dar at Aloosa Bandipora.
“Dar was a civilian and had no affiliation with militant organization but has been killed in custody by the Indian Army as a matter of policy of genocide perpetuated by the security agencies in Jammu and Kashmir”, a statement issued by the Bar read.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association while taking serious note of the custodial killing of said Ali Mohammad Dar has appealed the international community to come forward and prevail upon India and its security agencies to desist from the policy of genocide in J&K, the statement added.
Bandipora brutality is part of systematic Killings─Farooq Rehmani
Chairman Jammu and Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, has strongly condemned a cold-blooded murder of an innocent inhabitant in Aloosa- Bandipora, Kashmir Hilal Ahmad Dar, after the latter’s Taraveeh prayers, sending waves of shock and anger through-out Kashmir valley.He said, “gunning down of innocent citizens in Kashmir has become second nature of India’s occupation forces, as there is no accountability and trial system, no retribution concept in the regime; and that India believes in the power of occupation.
With inputs from local srinagar news papers/KGN