Srinagar, March 29: The entire Hurriyet leadership including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik has condemned the killing of innocent civilians including Zahid Rasheed, Saqib Ahmad and Ishfaq Ahmad by Indian forces in Chadoora area of Badgam district, yesterday.

Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik in a joint statement issued in Srinagar said that Indian forces in pursuit of the policy statement of Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, were carrying out brutalities against civilians in the territory. They said that the incidents of innocent civilian killings have increased after General Rawat had warned that people holding protests during army operations would be considered as colleagues of freedom-fighters and would be dealt with strictly.

The leaders said that under a well-thought design, Indian Army, police and paramilitary personnel were killing the civilians. They warned of mass agitation in case killings were not stopped. “Our young sons are being killed with impunity but no one among international community seems to bother,” they deplored.

The Dukhtaran-e-Millat Chairperson Aasiya Andrabi said, “The Kashmiris should hold protests to highlight the brutalities they are facing at the hands of Indian forces.”

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