Human Shield Row: Resistance leaders call for peaceful protests

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Srinagar: Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik expressed strong resentment over awarding Major Gogoi, accused in human shield row.

Major Gogoi had reportedly ordered to tie a youth, Farooq Ahmad infront of an army jeep as a human shield.

The leaders have called for peaceful protest after Friday prayers on 26th May, against the ‘inhuman act’.

“It vindicates our claim that India is following fascist dogma and acting as a colonial state,” said resistance leadership in their joint statement.

They appealed human rights organizations, ICJ and Amnesty International for their cognizance and asked them to fulfill their responsibilities in saving precious lives in the state.

In a joint statement, they blamed Indian leadership for their dictatorial behavior and said that their forces are involved in war crimes against civilians.

Life and dignity of civilians is at stake, said the leadership while calling it ‘state sponsored terrorism’. They said that awarding erring officer for this inhuman and unjustified act vindicates our claim that forces are involved in war crimes and are patronized and encouraged by Indian leadership.

This is tantamount to justifying the human rights violations and sending a clear message to the people that they can go to any extent without any apprehension of accountability, said the joint leadership.

“State has been turned into a high militarized zone and as such India has no legal claim over the state instead it is a forcible occupation which they are retaining through its military might,” they said.

The leadership said that people in Jammu and Kashmir are following their peaceful struggle to make an end to the forced occupation and India with its military might is trampling all ethics and inflicting atrocities on civilians.

Warning India of dire consequences, joint leadership in their statement said that by inflicting atrocities and denying basic rights they are pushing people to the wall and compelling them to show resentment against these repressive measures.

Resistance leadership appealed to the International Court of Justice to take Suo Moto action against this barbaric act and termed the decision as “extremely distressing” and a shameful act. (KNS)

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