PAK president condemns civilian killings in Kashmir

Srinagar:Pakistan administered Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan on Sunday has strongly condemned the seven civilian killings in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Terming the Pulwama killings by government forces as a grave violation of the human rights, he said, “gruesome act of terror has unveiled the brutal face of India.”

“India wants to frighten people of Kashmir and weaken their freedom sentiments but she will never succeed in its designs. The latest wave of brutalities against the innocent people is nothing but a state-sponsored terrorism,” PaK  President Masood Khan said.

“If the international community fails to act swiftly, the concept of human rights, respect for humanity and human dignity will be left irrelevant. The United Nations is duty bound to protect the human rights of the people all over the world and Kashmir is no exception,” he said.

Paying rich tributes to slain in Pulwama, PaK President Masood said the sacrifices of precious human lives will not go waste and their struggle for freedom and justice will crown with success one day. He also expressed solidarity with the families of scores of those injured in the actions of the forces.

The PaK president said, “Pulwama massacre has exposed once again the false claims of rulers in Delhi that everything is normal in Kashmir. The fact is that death, destruction and playing havoc with the precious human lives of the people is a norm in Kashmir for long.”

Saying that India is seeking a military solution of Kashmir and wants to crush freedom struggle of Kashmir with “brute force,” Masood said India is wrong to assume this as people of Kashmir are determined to take their struggle to its logical conclusion.

“Taking lives of innocent people is abhorrent and intolerable,” Masood Khan said, adding that government forces stationed in Kashmir backed by unbridled powers under the black laws are committing crimes against humanity and unleashing fear among the people of Kashmir.”

He paid tributes to the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) for their firm resolve; PaK President endorsed the long march call given by JRL to protest Pulwama carnage. He said that continuous “bloodshed” in Kashmir is equally a matter of deep worry and concern for the government and people of Pakistan Administered Kashmir and Pakistan.

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