Srinagar: Blaming coalition regime for “ghastly situation” in state, Huriyat Conference (G) Sunday said that there was no let-up in killings, human rights violations, harassing civilians and restrictions on leadership in Kashmir in 2017.
Hurriyat (G) in its report released on Sunday said that it (2017) marked most horrible year as civilian killings touched its highest level.
“Atrocities perpetrated by forces and agencies, range from killing innocents, torture, sexual abuse, caging resistance leadership on fake charges, indiscriminate use of lethal weapons and political repression and suppression of freedom of speech,” report said.
Denouncing state authorities for their “callous and heartless approach”, Huriyat (G) said: “They have waged war on civilians and while turning state into hell, they have surpassed all records of their predecessors.”
Blaming PDP for altering the Muslim majority status of state, Huriyat (G) in its report said coalition partners are all set “to tinker and tamper with demographic status and article 35 A”.
Report accused government of providing jobs and issuing state subject status to outside state citizens.
Commenting over the regulation and introduction of GST, Hurriyat (G) said that it was aimed to subvert and halt the economic development in state.
Huriyat Conference while lashing out at state authorities for their autocratic and “egoistic behavior”, said that since last eight years, Syed Ali Geelani continues to be under house arrest and the situation remained unchanged as he was not allowed to carry out religious obligation in year 2017.
“Political leaders and activists were subjected to vengeance and NIA was put into service to harass and to arrest larders including Shabir Ahmad Shah , Altaf Ahmad Shah, Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saif ullah, Meraj u Din Kalwal, Shahid ul Islam, Farooq Ahmad Dar , Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Zahoor Watali ,Javed Ahmad ,Kamran Yousuf ,Mohd Aslam Wani ,Shahid Yusuf on fake and fabricated charges ,while as JK Bar Association president ,Miya Ab Qayoom, Dr Nayeem Geelani, Dr Naseem Geelani, Huriyat leader Noor Mohd Kalwal and Aala Fazili were summoned by the agency.”
The report said: “In 2017 more than two hundred brave hearts offered sacrifices during gunfight, 75 civilians were brutally killed by forces, seven thousand were injured and 450 resistance leaders and youth were arrested.
It added added that “Masarat Allam Bhat, Ghulam Mohammad Khan Sopori, Amir Hamza Shah, Mir Hafeez ullah, Mohammad Yousuf Falahi, Abdul Ghani Bhat, Shakeel Ahmad Yatoo, Raies Ahmad Mir, Mohammad Yusuf Mir, Abdul Ahad Para, Mohammad Rafiq Ganai, Salman Yousuf, Mohammad Ramazan Khan , Farooq Tawheedi, Abdul Samad Inqilabi and hundreds others are languishing in prison since long.”
The report said that “overall horrendous situation in state and reports pouring in from nook and corner are ample proof that nothing has changed on ground”.