“Besieging villages and towns in the name of crackdown especially during night hours, vandalizing and destroying residential houses, private vehicles, orchards and paddy fields, beating men and women, children and elders without the discrimination of age and gender, and terrorizing common people is naked terrorism,” said the chairman of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday.In a statement issued to GNS, Malik said that recent nocturnal crackdown at Mochwara Shopian is “an example of colonial mindset in the garb of so-called democracy”.“When news, photos and videos of this reign of terror come to fore, an army spokesman and the so-called rulers immediately come up with unashamed responses, shamelessly denying everything,” he said.Malik said after the imposition of Governor’s rule in Jammu Kashmir, the “oppression” has increased alarmingly and has beaten all previous records.
JKLF chief said Kashmir is burning but no one is paying heed to the cries of Kashmiris. “Kashmiris are also part of humankind, they also have human rights and human dignity and it is the responsibility of fellow humans to come to their rescue and stop those hands which are unleashing oppression on them,” he said adding that the recent UN report on Kashmir has raised hopes among its people and the report needs a serious follow-up.On the plight of Kashmiri inmates languishing in different jails, Malik said that thousands of young and old are being “terrorized and tortured” in jails and “police along with civil authorities are employing every tactic to prolong their incarceration”.“Recently an inmate Ghulam Hassan Malik @ Noor Khan breathed his last in Kot Bhalwal Jail. This dying human was tied to a chain even on death bed which speaks volumes about the oppressors,” he said.“ICRC and other international human rights organizations should take a note of these atrocities and use their good offices to provide relief to these inmates,” JKLF chief said. (GNS)