Killing of Handwara student in fake encounter denounced

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 25 (APP): The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Gilani, and other pro-freedom organizations have strongly denounced the killing of a student, Shahid Bashir, by Indian troops in a fake encounter in Handwara.
Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar said that New Delhi and their
henchmen in the occupied territory were carrying out systematic genocide under a well-thought-out plan, KMS reported.
Gilani ridiculed the puppet authorities for their tall claims of providing
“pen and computers to students” and said that it was just a political gimmick.
He said that same authorities declared killing of Shahid Bashir as “marvelous
achievement” of the forces’ personnel.
The APHC Chairman while referring to thrashing incident in Degree College,
Islamabad, and search operations in Baramulla sub-jail said that on mere pretext
youth were subjected to humiliation, inhuman assault and beaten to pulp.
He added that New Delhi was using its coercive and arbitrary measures to
cow down the Kashmiris’ spirits with an aim to create graveyard-like silence in
the territory. “We will never budge from our stand,” he said while hailing the
resolve and resilience of the Kashmiri people.
Syed Ali Gilani maintained that no power on earth could deter the Kashmiris
from pursuing their cherished mission for securing their right to self-
determination. He also condemned assault on senior APHC leader, Shabbir Ahmed
Shah, in New Delhi and appealed to the world human rights bodies to take notice
of the matter.
The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front in its statement while denouncing
the killing of Shahid Bashir said, “This is an extrajudicial murder of yet
another innocent Kashmiri.” The JKLF District President, Kupwara, Rafiq Ahmed
War, along with a delegation visited Tarethpora area of Kupwara and participated
in the funeral prayers of the martyred student.
Kashmir High Court Bar Association, Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen, Salvation
Movement, JKLF-R, Voice of Victims, Perwan-e-Wilayat and other pro-freedom
organizations in their statements denouncing the killing appealed to the world
human rights organizations to take cognizance of Indian brutalities in the
occupied territory.
The leader of Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M), Muhammad Yousuf
Tarigami, also condemned the murder of Shahid Bashir and asked that how long fake
encounters would be repeated in occupied Kashmir.