SRINAGAR January 17: Blaming Omer Abdullah lead Government for promoting hooliganism under the garb of Panchayat Raj, All Parties Hurriyat Conference-G Spokesman has expressed deep sorrow and shock over the brutal killing of 22 year old youth by sarpanch in Zalpora Sopore.
While laying stress over the investigation of the killing, Hurriyat has demanded a stern action against the culprit. Terming the so called Panchayat raj as hooliganism, spokesman in its statement said that almost all the panch and sarpanch behave like the renegades of yesteryears and have resorted to extortion and are collecting taxes from common man.Thursday, in its statement spokesman blamed the administration for the assassination of said youth and added that it is because of the backing provided by the administration that sarpanch committed the heinous crime. Sarpanch had accused him of theft in his house and before any investigation; sarpanch beat Nasir Ahmad to death.
Spokesman said the Ikhwani type sarpanch keeping all norms and rules aside killed an innocent youth.
This has authenticated that Ikhwani rule has once again revived under the garb of so called Panchayat raj and once again, lawlessness and hooliganism is being promoted and rejuvenated. Hurriyat in its statement has expressed its concern that Indian armed forces are once again in a bid to exploit panch and sarpanch and use their services against on-going movement. They are being called in forces camps and the way they are encouraged has escalated the sense of panic among the common people and with the gruesome killing of a youth by sarpanch has worsened the already troubled situation.
Blaming the policy makers in Delhi spokesman added that in order to muzzle the voice of people and make them reluctant to give vent to their aspirations with regards to on-going movement, they are bent upon to create uncertainty and turn topsy-turn situation in Kashmir. Keeping in view 2008 and 2010 peoples uprising, they as a preventive measure have formulated a strategy and to suppress people by its police and forces and on the other hand have induced a divide and rule policy through so called Panchayat raj.
Spokesman in his statement described the sacrificses laid as precious and said, including the present panch and sarpanch every family has offered precious sacrificses and it is now our obligatory duty to safeguard the contributions offered. Addressing the panch and sarpanch, spokesman said they ought to consider all thsese sacrifices and not to play in the hands of Indian authorty. They need to ponder and without any pressure or fear, decide as per their consciences about the way they are being exploited.
Expressing grief and sorrow over the incident, Hurriyat has extended condolence to the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul and demanded the stern action against the assassin and pledged that Hurriyat would monitor the proceedings and any attempt to save the assassin on political grounds would not be tolerated